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After years of dependency, the Leigh Leckerman Scholarship Fund changed the course of O’Brien’s life. The fund assists those in need to attend Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery in Bucks County, Pa.
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Livengrin’s 48th Anniversary Celebration with Special Guest of Honor: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
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. WHEN: Thursday, October 30 6:30 p.m. – VIP and General Receptions 7:15 p.m. – Dinner WHERE: Northampton Valley Country Club 10 Harmony Drive Richboro, PA 18954 TICKETS: 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. [...]
By Jo Ciavaglia | Twitter: @jciavaglia | Bucks County Courier Times | Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014 [av_dropcap1]I[/av_dropcap1]n the days before he allegedly stabbed his grandmother, Dylan Campbell thought he was a god. He also believed that someone was trying to hurt his family. He’d get down on all fours and rock. He started hyperventilating. He was hallucinating. His face wore a blank look, according to his aunt Noreen Carros, who lives with the 17-year-old, soon-to-be high school senior. His bizarre behavior was so worrisome that his family took him to a hospital emergency room, where he was put under a 48-hour observation, Carros said. Cough syrup abuse led Dylan Campbell to stab grandmother She said she had no idea what happened to her grand-nephew, until he confided in her. Now she wants to warn other people about what medical and drug abuse professionals call a cheap, legal, accessible and dangerous high. And it’s probably in your bathroom right now. The Bristol Township teen was abusing cough medications, and had been for months, Carros said. The family informed Bristol Township police that he was possibly abusing it the night he allegedly stabbed his grandmother, who suffered minor wounds. While not as [...]
via Molly Eichel - Philly.com Richard Gere went method after filming "Franny" in Philadelphia last year. In "Franny," Gere plays a philanthropist and addict who embeds himself in the lives of a young couple, played by Dakota Fanning and Theo James (who just hit box-office gold this weekend as Four, the male lead in "Divergent"). I hear that Gere donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Livengrin Foundation, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers servicing the tristate area. Gere, who was born in Philly and received the Marian Anderson Award in 2007, is no stranger to giving. He's known specifically for his work fighting AIDS/HIV and for working with the people of Tibet. "While every gift we receive is appreciated and extremely helpful, this contribution will not only help provide treatment for patients in need, but will also help focus attention on the issue of addiction in our society and remind people that help is available, and recovery is possible," said Richard Pine, Livengrin's CEO.No release plans have been set for "Franny," but I'll certainly keep you updated when I hear.
Philadelphia Eagles Honor Livengrin and Board Member Steve Leckerman with the 2014 Community Quarterback Award
Courtesy PhiladelphiaEagles.com | Posted: Mar 17, 2014 The Philadelphia Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals named the finalists for the 2014 Community Quarterback Awards, which recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism. The Eagles and Teva award $100,000 in grants to the nonprofits served by the 11 Community Quarterback finalists. The overall winner received $50,000 for his or her organization while the two runners-up received an additional $11,000 for their nonprofit. Additionally, the finalists received $4,000 for their group. The award presentation took place March 19 at the NovaCare Complex. Steve Leckerman – The Livengrin Foundation Steve Leckerman is a dedicated volunteer with the Livengrin Foundation, using his 30 years of experience within the grassroots addiction recovery community, as well as his business expertise to help those affected by the disease across the region. Steve has dedicated a great deal of time towards increasing the Livengrin Foundation’s fundraising initiatives, including helping to build a professional development office. In 2013, Steve and his family established a special patient scholarship fund at Livengrin, named in the memory of his daughter who was killed by a drunk driver in 2003. In only eight months, Steve personally [...]
The so-called “Killer Heroin,” which is blamed for a string of recent overdoses in Bucks County, may contain little — if any — actual heroin.
A showing of the documentary The Anonymous People is planned for Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Oxford Valley Movie Theater. The film is about the 23+ million Americans who are currently in long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction and the growing movement aimed at eliminating the stigma, promoting recovery advocacy, and increasing awareness and understanding of this disease. To reserve tickets and watch the trailer, please visit this website: http://gathr.us/screening/6429 Your credit card will not be charged until the 90th ticket is reserved, at which point everyone who has reserved a ticket will be charged simultaneously. Each ticket is $11.50. Please feel free to forward the flyer below to anyone you know that might have interest in attending this event. To learn more and view additional film clips: http://manyfaces1voice.org/?v=72542387#top Thank you in advance for your help in spreading the word and for supporting this exciting and informative event! Download the flyer: The Anonymous People 3-25-14
With the non-medical use of opioid drugs reaching epidemic levels in the United States, medical officials are discussing the many things needed to help stem the problem. Heroin and prescription drug use in the Philadelphia area are approaching record highs. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn spoke to experts and a recovering drug addict, Livengrin's Ryan Roth, about the frightening realities. See the video and read the full story at: Solving Opioid Addiction Crisis: No Silver Bullet