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Embrace Hope event set for Friday, Nov. 30

November 12, 2018
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Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader and Gigi Gerlach talk during Recovery Point of West Virginia's annual Embrace Hope dinner last year at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Grand Ballroom in Huntington. This year's dinner is set for Friday, Nov. 30.

HUNTINGTON — On Friday, Nov. 30, Recovery Point West Virginia will be hosting its seventh annual Embrace Hope event presented by the St. Mary’s Foundation.

The event will be held at the Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena Convention Center starting at 6:30 p.m.

“Embrace Hope is our annual event that brings together Recovery Point participants, alumni, and supporters to celebrate recovery and raise essential funds for our programs,” said Matt Boggs, executive director of Recovery Point West Virginia. “We aim to make this another night to remember and a testimony of the hope our organization brings to communities across the state.”

Television personality, Recovery Advocate and Former Miss USA Tara Conner will share her story of strength and hope in battling drug and alcohol addiction. Since going through treatment in 2006, Tara has celebrated 11 years of sobriety and hopes to raise awareness that addiction is a disease and that in recovery many people go on to lead a healthy and productive life.

All proceeds of Embrace Hope will benefit Recovery Point of West Virginia programs. The net funds raised from this event typically amount to one-fifth of all private contributions to our organization throughout the year.

Event sponsorship is available. Please contact Rachel Thaxton, director of development, at rthaxton@recoverypointwv.org, for information regarding sponsorship package pricing and benefits. Individual tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com.

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