Livengrin Foundation is holding its 48th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 30. Proceeds benefit Livengrin’s First Responders Addiction Treatment Program (FRAT), which reaches out to police, firefighters, emergency personnel and combat veterans. Each month 12 to 15 Iraq and Afghanistan war combat veterans come to the doors of Livengrin Foundation seeking addiction treatment, but have no health insurance. The non-profit Livengrin Foundation treats these heroes through patient charity care. The event will help many brave combat veterans and First Responders receive the help and support they desperately need.
- Thursday, October 30
- 6:30 p.m. – VIP and General Receptions
- 7:15 p.m. – Dinner
- Northampton Valley Country Club
- 10 Harmony Drive
- Richboro, PA 18954
Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance at https://www.livengrin.org/gala/. For more information, contact Scott Blacker, Vice President for Development at (215) 638-5200 x 207.
About Timothy Geithner
As the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner played a central role in formulating U.S. domestic and international economic policy during President Barack Obama’s first term. He was a principal architect of the president’s strategy to avert economic collapse and to reform the financial system, while also tackling a broad set of international economic challenges. Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Geithner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He first joined the Treasury Department in 1988 and held a number of positions in three administrations, including Undersecretary for International Affairs under Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers. Mr. Geithner is currently President of Warburg Pincus and author of STRESS TEST: Reflections on Financial Crises.
Addiction to alcohol and drugs can strike regardless of age, sex, economic circumstance, cultural background, genetic history or environment. Yet, we have a cultural expectation that certain people will be clean, sober and in control. This assumption is particularly true for those in law enforcement, firefighting and other emergency-response fields.
First Responders take on some of the most stressful and dangerous situations in modern life. They are the ones with the answers and the solutions and who are always expected to be in control. But when they can’t control their drinking or drug use, asking for help may seem like it isn’t even an option. If left hidden, these problems can become overwhelming and the situation can feel hopeless.
The First Responders Addiction Treatment Program treats alcoholism and other dependencies, as well as trauma and PTSD. We understand what you’ve been through and there is hope. Whether you are active duty or retired, FRAT can help.