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Celebration of Hope Walk 2019

We would like to express our gratitude for everyone’s participation at the 6th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk. It was a wonderful day and we had nearly 3,000 attendees, media coverage and community support. We would also like to congratulate Team FWH, Team Stepping Up For Sabrina and Team Bob Dra for your outstanding fundraising efforts this year.

At the Celebration of HOPE Walk, the community came together to learn about addiction and celebrate recovery and provide hope to those affected. “Those impacted by addiction typically don’t know where to turn for help,” said Pamela Capaci, CEO of HOPE Sheds Light. “Our walk offers them a community of support, and it is just so powerful to see our community come together to provide hope for those suffering from this epidemic. It truly is a celebration of recovery.”

The walk featured over 70 onsite vendors who offered community support for family members and friends of those dealing with addiction and substance use disorder. The event also highlighted three inspirational speakers, a Tree of HOPE to remember those who were lost, face painting for the kids, music, a 50/50 raffle and more. Live music was provided by the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation and Love More for Julius represented by Niki Sumka and Chris Aguayo.

“We know that there’s not one right way to recovery, there are many,” said Stephen Willis, Co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light and master of ceremonies at the event. “And we also know that to be successful in recovery, we have to want change and believe that change is possible. HOPE exists, as families in recovery, to share our hope and joy and our blessings with you. It’s hope that gives us the energy to move forward. We have to draw strength from the wisdom of our peers because when we do it, we start getting better. But we must believe that there is a better life beyond the confines of our own limited thinking and that’s hope and that’s what HOPE Sheds Light is. That’s what we offer. It’s a wonderful combination of faith, hope and love grounded in wisdom, strength and experience. Why do we do it? Because our sons want us to. Because by helping you get well, we elevate the lives of our blessed boys.”


6th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk Sponsors


Hope Partners


Major Sponsors


  • All County Exteriors
  • AmeriHealth New Jersey
  • Ammon Labs
  • Aquatecture Associates, Inc.
  • Archer and Greiner, P.C.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Jersey Shore Council
  • Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C.
  • Caruso Excavating
  • The Causeway Family of Dealerships
  • The Citta Foundation
  • Clayton Concrete Block Sand
  • CMS Mid-Atlantic
  • Colorco, Inc.
  • Community Medical Center
  • Corinne Jewelers
  • DC Electrical Services
  • Design 446
  • Discovery Institute
  • Douglas, Ann and Kristin Earle
  • Enlightened Solutions
  • Erbe Builders
  • E’Sports Arena
  • Fairways at Bey Lea, LLC
  • Fedway Associates
  • Footprints to Recovery
  • Hackensack Meridian Health – Carrier Clinic
  • Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
  • Holman, Frenia, Allison, PC
  • The HOPE Center/House of HOPE
  • Horizon
  • IHOP
  • Innovative Heating and Cooling
  • iPlay America
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • Jim Hughes Plumbing and Heating
  • George and Alena Josephsen
  • Kern Enterprises
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Toms River
  • Lennar
  • Lester Glenn Auto Group
  • Liberty Overhead Door Co Inc
  • Lomurro Law Firm
  • Manasquan Bank
  • Maranatha Stairs
  • Marathon Consultants
  • Matt Blatt Kia
  • Meridian Environmental
  • Michael J. Wright Construction Co., Inc.
  • Middle River North
  • Miguel Maldonado
  • Morgan Engineering and Surveying, LLC
  • Narcissus Florals
  • New Jersey Natural Gas
  • NJ Spine and Wellness
  • Novins, York and Jacobus
  • Ocean Mental Health Services
  • The Office Restaurant & Lounge
  • Oliveri Funeral Home
  • Omega Pool Structures
  • Oxford House Inc.
  • Perlmart Family Properties
  • Ray Catena Group of Dealerships
  • R.C. Shea & Associates, PC
  • Rosetto Realty
  • The Rotary Club of Toms River
  • Sitar Company
  • Shore Builders Association of Central NJ, Inc.
  • Shore Hills Painting
  • Spirits Unlimited
  • The Spotted Whale
  • Sprout Health Group
  • Surf Taco
  • TD Bank
  • Thompson Becker LLC
  • Tony Kamand Realty, LLC
  • Totaro & Co
  • Turning Point
  • UBS Financial
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Ventura Wealth Management
  • We Care Foundation
  • Westhead Associates Inc.
  • Weyerheuser
  • Willis & Gresek
  • Withum Audit Tax Advisory
  • Yezzi Associates, LLC


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