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HOPE Sheds Light announces 1st Annual Evening of HOPE

The Ocean County nonprofit will honor The Walter R. Earle Foundation at The Asbury Hotel on March 22, 2019.

HOPE Sheds Light, Inc. (HSL), a family focused Toms River-based non-profit organization offering education, resources, support and HOPE to everyone and anyone affected by addiction and the opioid epidemic, has announced that tickets are now on sale for its 1st Annual Evening of HOPE, honoring The Walter R. Earle Foundation. The event will be held on March 22, 2019 from 7pm to 10pm at The Asbury Hotel, 210 5th Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Space is limited and the event will sell out quickly. All event proceeds will benefit the mission of HOPE Sheds Light. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit HOPEShedsLight.org/gala.

The event will feature lavish passed local fare and stations, cocktails and mocktails, valet parking and dancing to live music by The Ever After Band featuring Rich Genoval and Cat London. Cocktail attire is required and block room rates are available at The Asbury Hotel – please use the code HOPE or click here.

“HOPE Sheds Light’s goal through its 1st Annual Evening of HOPE is to honor the many people and corporations who have helped make our work possible and to continue to unite the community and bring awareness to the disease of addiction and the opioid epidemic,” said Pamela Capaci, CEO of HOPE Sheds Light. “HOPE Sheds Light is a peer-driven organization meaning we all have a personal connection to addiction and recovery. At the heart of HSL’s mission is the desire to connect with others who have questions about, have concerns with or who may just want to gain a deeper understanding about substance use, addiction/substance use disorder, and the process of recovery.”


Founded in 2012 after co-founder Ron Rosetto lost his son Marc to a battle against substance abuse. HOPE Sheds Light acts as a voice of hope in a community in desperate need of knowing that recovery is possible. Along with Co-founders Arvo Prima and Stephen Willis, and a team of board members and volunteers, HSL aims to shed light into the shadows of stigma and fear.

“We believe that putting a familiar face to addiction through the sharing of our stories, we are sending a new message… one that hope carries to you and your family, which says: You are not alone and people can and do recover,” said Ron Rosetto, co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light. “Since the families and friends of those with addiction problems often feel isolated, ashamed, overwhelmed and hopeless, HOPE Sheds Light was created to provide direction, resources and hope toward recovery. We are passionate about helping anyone in need, and we have created this organization to provide those individuals with the resources they need to find hope for a future free from drug addiction.”

Looking to the future, HOPE Sheds Light will lead into the spring and summer season with a host of events including its 2nd Annual Day of HOPE on May 11 (location to be announced), the 2nd Annual HOPE Rises Concert: An Evening of Chris Pinnella on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at The Grunin Center at Ocean County College, and the 6th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk on Saturday, September 7, 2019 on Hiering Avenue in Seaside Heights. For more information, please visit HOPEShedsLight.org.

About HOPE Sheds Light

HOPE Sheds Light, Inc. (HSL) is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 46-3910504) that is supported by friends and families directly affected by addiction and found recovery through continuous love, support and understanding. The mission of HSL is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of addiction by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery. To learn more, please visit https://www.HOPEShedsLight.org or call HSL’s helpline at 855-350-2790.

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