Strawberry at 'Night of Hope Gala'

| 18 Apr 2019 | 10:29

    Summary - This year's "Night of Hope Gala," which is a fundraiser for the Center for Prevention and Counseling, will feature former Met Daryl Strawberry, who has lifelong fought the battle of addiction.
    ANDOVER - Darryl Strawberry in Andover commemorating Center for Prevention and Counseling’s “Night of Hope Gala”
    With over 45 years in the community, Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) is celebrating with their “Night of Hope Gala” on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2019 at Perona Farms, Andover. More information can be found online at with a limited number of VIP Gala tickets available featuring a personal meet and greet with the evening’s keynote speaker, World Series Champion and Mets Hall of Famer Darryl Strawberry. CFPC is honored to have Darryl Strawberry who is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate, and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives. The evening will also feature New Jersey Senator Steve Oroho, a champion of this local agency and those they serve in Sussex County along with Master of Ceremonies, Roxanne Evans, an Emmy-winning evening news anchor for News 12 New Jersey.
    CFPC has been a successful non-profit in the county for more than four decades with an incredible and passionate staff that has been a part of positive recovery stories of many local community members. Working tirelessly and especially dedicated to the positive and renewed life affirming journey towards recovery for so very many, CFPC has been offering hope, encouragement and unending compassion to anyone who reaches out for help with substance use disorder. The “Night of Hope Gala” on Wednesday, May 22 welcomes all who desire to be a part of the celebration as memories are shared and friends new and old are cherished for their part in making CFPC the community agency it is today.
    CFPC began as the Alcohol Information Center (AIC) of Sussex County, a community-based information and referral organization whose staff worked closely with treatment centers and 12-Step programs to assist those in recovery. With community input, the agency focused on a primary goal of preventing alcohol misuse and dependence. The first Executive Director was a dynamic woman with a strong sense of purpose and a clear vision, and it was under her leadership, that in 1980, the AIC became known as the Sussex Council on Alcohol, Inc. In 1988, the agency expanded its mission and became the Sussex Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. As its name became more inclusive, programs became more expansive. The agency adopted a holistic approach to addressing addiction by dedicating itself to the prevention of substance use and misuse through the provision of education, information dissemination, referrals, advocacy and counseling. CFPC staff now includes clinicians with the licenses and expertise to provide treatment for a wide range of mental health and substance use disorders, Certified Prevention Specialists and trained recovery coaches while remaining committed to using evidence-based practices and programs.
    There are several ways to be a part of CFPC’s “Night of Hope Gala” including prestigious sponsorship possibilities, gathering friends to fill a table, purchasing a journal ad to memorialize or honor a loved one or friend, contributing unique items for their silent auction and/or simply donating to the agency. Guests will enjoy fresh, seasonal & innovative hors d’oeuvres along with a sit-down dinner. There will be music, dancing, cash bar and a prestigious silent auction. RSVP by April 30, 2019. Tickets to attend and other options to be part of the “Night of Hope Gala” can be found at
    The most important aspect in contemplating and sustaining recovery is being presented a sincere message of hope. At Center for Prevention and Counseling’s “Night of Hope Gala” a beautiful evening will be shared by all, offering hope and a community message that every life is worth saving. For more information go to, , call (973)383-4787 or email