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Annual Golf Outing Was A Huge Success

Annual Golf Outing Was A Huge Success

On September 18, 2017 the Foundation held its annual charity golf outing at Fairview Country Club in Greenwich CT. It was a wonderful day. A full field of golfers teed off at 1PM and had the opportunity to donate additional funds at the 11th hole thanks to the long drive exhibition. Many auction items donated were bid on at the silent auction at dinner, and the 50.50 winner, Larry Lerner, donated back his winnings. Dr. Stephen Ferrando of Westchester Medical Center spoke briefly about the partnership with the foundation and the work we are doing to combat drug addiction.

Stand Together to Remember Candlelight Service

Stand Together to Remember Candlelight Service

On August 31st, 2017, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, in conjunction with Friends of Recovery Orange is hosting a Stand Together to Remember Candlelight service in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day at Village Square in Goshen at 7pm.

Thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost. The event is organized on the understanding that no one need feel shame or disgrace over a drug overdose.

Jim Conklin, Executive Director of ADAC and Betsy Dunlevy and Ashley Villodas, Co-Chairs of FOR Orange will be leading this local event, where family and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose can participate in lighting a candle in remembrance and a simultaneous sky lantern release. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or token of their loved one to be placed by their candle and wear silver to show your support.

Foundation Announces Donation For Renaming of Mid Hudson Treatment Center

Foundation Announces Donation For Renaming of Mid Hudson Treatment Center

Today is an exciting day for the Foundation.  We have pledged a donation to rename the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital Turning Point Program as the Kyle Goldberg Turning Point Program at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital, a Westchester Medical Center facility located in Poughkeepsie NY.  With this renaming and our continued commitment to invest in educational seminars related to addiction and treatment, the Foundation is extending its mission to assist young adults and those who treat them for addiction throughout Westchester and Putnam counties.

Suffern High School Scholarship Presentation

Suffern High School Scholarship Presentation

In memory of Kyle who received the Most Likely to Appear on Saturday Night Live award when he graduated from Suffern High School, the Foundation awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to attend college. The scholarship is based on submitting a work which exemplifies a funny, comical, or unique way of expressing themselves. This year’s winner is Jake who sent in a picture of him sitting in his bathing suit in a chair in the snow accompanied by a short story that certainly made us remember Kyle. Congratulations to Jake and best of luck in the future!

Suffern High School Hockey Scholarship

Suffern High School Hockey Scholarship

Each year, the Kyle Goldberg Memorial Foundation awards a scholarship to a Suffern High School senior who most closely exemplifies the hard work and dedication Kyle Goldberg displayed when he was a member of the hockey team. This year, Shaan Greenberg received the KGMF Suffern High School Hockey Scholarship. Shaan will be going to the University of Texas on a music scholarship, and will play club hockey there as well. Good luck to Shaan!

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month, taking place over the month of April, was first established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism. The Awareness month was founded and is sponsored by NCADD, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies.

Each April, communities are encouraged to reach out to the American public with information about alcohol, alcoholism, and recovery. This focused month provides the opportunity to not only increase awareness but also understanding of alcoholism, causes, treatments, and recovery. It aims to decrease stigma or misunderstandings in order to make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from the disease.

As a part of the month long focus on educating others, the first weekend in April is traditionally an Alcohol-Free Weekend. This kicks off the Awareness month by raising public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it can affect individuals, families, businesses and communities. NCADD openly invites all Americans to participate in three alcohol-free days each year. To learn more about Alcohol Awareness Month, and NCADD’s mission as a whole, please visit here.

KGMF Announces Pledge To Westchester Medical Center Foundation

KGMF Announces Pledge To Westchester Medical Center Foundation

The Foundation has agreed to a long term pledge to the Westchester Medical Center Foundation for the purpose of renaming the Turning Point Program to the Kyle Goldberg Turning Point Program in honor of Kyle. In addition, this pledge will include an ongoing commitment to partner with Westchester Medical Center on an educational seminar series focused on addiction and treatment topics facing the young adult population in the area.

Foundation Continues Holiday Outreach

Foundation Continues Holiday Outreach

As we have for the last 12 years, the Foundation tries to give back to those less fortunate during the holidays. This year Vicki Quackenbush donated scarves and hats she personally knit which were given to in patients at the Good Samaritan Hospital treatment facility. In addition, the Foundation gave gifts to the children of participants in the Rockland County Family Treatment Court. This gift giving originated from our association with the newly retired Judge William Warren, who headed the Treatment Court for many years, and whose daughter Emily was a very good friend of Kyle’s. The work by Good Sam and the Family Treatment Court is important and essential to the community.

Foundation Raises $10,000 During Run-Up To NYC Marathon

Foundation Raises $10,000 During Run-Up To NYC Marathon

James Hostomsky, Amy Goldberg, and Ken Goldberg trained hard and all completed their first NYC Marathon on November 6, 2016. Working in partnership with a group from Westchester Medical Center, these three were able to leverage their donation pages to attract significant funds to be turned over to the pledge for the renaming of the Turning Point Facility in Poughkeepsie. Congratulations on behalf of the Foundation, and everyone looked great in their KGMF running gear.

Seminar on Opioid Addiction In Westchester County and the Hudson Valley

Seminar on Opioid Addiction In Westchester County and the Hudson Valley

On October 27, 2016, the Foundation co-sponsored this educational seminar with WMC held at the Westchester Marriott in White Plains. This full day seminar featured speakers from the medical community, and panel of experts and affected individuals discussing the topic of opioid addiction, and a demonstration of the use of Narcan. All attendees who watched the demonstration and were able to duplicate the use were given a Narcan packet by the County Health team on site. Attendees also received course credit for the seminar.

Walk for Recovery at Rockland Lake State Park

Walk for Recovery at Rockland Lake State Park

On August 27, 2016 RCADD held a recovery 5K walk/run. Money was raised for RCADD in memory of Reid Schwartz who passed away of a drug overdose. His family was proud to be a part of this important event, held for the 9th year in a row. The Foundation donated money to support the race and the efforts of RCADD, and several friends of KGMF ran in the race as well. It was a beautiful day.

Kyle Goldberg Memorial Foundation Is Honored by RCADD

Kyle Goldberg Memorial Foundation Is Honored by RCADD

The Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence (RCADD) honored the Kyle Goldberg Memorial Foundation and The Goldberg Family with their Annual Service Award. The event was held at the Patriot Hills Golf Course in Rockland County on April 14, 2016. The dinner and awards ceremony was attended by many friends of the Foundation who also donated money to RCADD and its programs. We were honored to accept this award and will continue to work with RCADD.

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