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2009 Caron Renaissance Gala
02/27/2009 - By The-Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach

2009 Caron Renaissance Gala

Nearly 300 guests gathered at The-Mar-a-Lago Club on Friday, February 27 for the 2009 Caron Renaissance Gala.

The beautiful evening provided a wonderful backdrop for the black tie event raising more than $770,000 for Caron’s Lifesaver Scholarship fund.

Set under the stars, guests enjoyed a poolside reception before moving into the Grand Ballroom for dinner and dancing late into the evening to the band Ariel. Comedian Mark Lundholm entertained the crowd. To end the night, one lucky guest took home the exquisite Cartier Trinity necklace from Cartier Palm Beach. “I’m so appreciative for the outpouring of support that helped us raise nearly three-quarters of a million in these difficult times,” said Petra Levin, gala chairwoman.

Honored for commitment and exemplary service in the addiction treatment field, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Congressman Jim Ramstad were awarded the Richard J. Caron Award. Their advocacy efforts were paramount in the passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 - eliminating the disparities between mental health and physical health benefits.

Sponsors for the Gala included Cartier Palm Beach, Tory Burch, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Merrill Lynch and Western Asset Management. Caron is one of the top nationally recognized non-profit drug and alcohol residential treatment centers in the country offering residential treatment and outpatient programs for adults and adolescents, as well as families affected by the disease of addiction. The Caron Renaissance facility recently opened its new state-of-the-art treatment offices in Boca Raton, pioneering new advances in the field of addiction. Now in its sixth decade of providing quality treatment services, Caron offers a full spectrum of residential treatment and outpatient programs with a network of facilities in Philadelphia and Wernersville, Pa.; New York City; and Bermuda, in addition to its Caron Renaissance extended care treatment facility in Boca Raton. For more information about Caron Treatment Centers, please call (800) 678-2332 or visit www.caron.org. For information about next years Caron Renaissance Gala, please contact the Caron Renaissance event line at 561.655.7770 or visit http://www.caronrenaissance.org/.

Photo Credit: Lucien Capehart Photography
Photos Courtesy of Slatkow & Husak Public Relations.

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