Ludlow – More than 400 guests gathered on Saturday, October 20th to support the Michael J Dias Foundation at their 7th annual fundraiser. The event was themed, “The Year of Growth,” honoring exciting news of future developments shared with guests over dinner.
MJD was humbled and grateful to announce their plans to establish a second sober home to compliment the efforts of Michael’s House, a Sober Living Community for men. The home will be named Sean’s Place after Sean Wilczynski, the late son of Ludlow residents Katie and Ed Wilczynski.
Michael’s House is a sober community for men, 18 years or older, suffering from substance abuse disorder and seeking recovery. Michael's House offers a structured, safe and drug-free environment for men to work through a 12-step program with support. After building a solid foundation of sobriety over 9-12 months, Sean’s Place will be available as a secondary transition home. Sean’s Place will offer a less structured environment for men to continue to build their independence until they are ready to move on their own.
The annual fundraiser was sponsored by PV Financial Group. Managing Partner Ed Sokolowski asked guests to consider making a pledge to invest in MJD’s continued growth over the upcoming years.
“Addiction can rip the strongest, smartest, most-loved individuals to pieces,” shared Sokolowski. “I believe in what the Michael J Dias Foundation stands for. Our community needs them to help fight this tragic epidemic and help heal the wounds of addiction.”
Since its founding, MJD has honored their mission to aid and educate individuals and families on substance abuse and help those that are battling the disease of addiction. They sponsor a support group for families and friends of those who are affected by substance abuse and they have Michael’s House, a home for men who are battling the disease of addiction.
Board member and officer, Ed Perreault, spoke to the dedication and hard work of the various foundation members, volunteers and sponsors who have endlessly donated their time and money to support their mission.
“On behalf of the MJD Foundation we want to thank you for your continued support. It’s because of all of you who support this event and our annual golf outing that we are able to continue our work each year.”
To learn more about MJD and how you can help support a drug-free community, visit mdiasfoundation.org.
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