Committee members for the Mangrove Group met recently to put the final touches on their season kickoff event -- a summertime classic clambake to be held at Nick & Johnnie’s in Palm Beach. The young friends organization that supports the efforts of Hanley Center will host the evening of friendship and food.
“We are so excited about the Mangrove Group events we have planned for the upcoming season,” said Kelly Colamarino, Hanley Center Foundation’s Development Coordinator. “Not only are the events fun, but they are a great way to increase awareness of Hanley Center’s lifesaving work, all while raising money to support our mission.”
Hanley Center is a residential addiction treatment center headquartered in West Palm Beach, offering a broad spectrum of programs based on the most advanced research in the disease of addiction. From detoxification and medical stabilization to individualized treatment and continuing-care planning, Hanley Center prides itself on offering the most innovative and effective treatment programs designed by professional experts in their respective fields. Unique to the center is the “Hanley Model of Care,” which includes age and gender-specific treatment programs.
“So many families are touched by alcohol and drug abuse in some way,” continued Colamarino. “We welcome and encourage all local young professionals to join us at this fun kickoff event.” She noted that all proceeds from ticket sales and event sponsorships will support Hanley Center Foundation.
Led by founder and chairman Clark Appleby, the Mangrove Group executive committee includes Steve and Kelly Colamarino, Rick Grow Jr., Amber Hopkins, Catherine Kent, Stacey Leuliette, Colleen McCaffrey, Joe Morin, Ashley Poulter, Alyse Reiser and Jane Woodfield.
The Mangrove Group is a group of young professionals dedicated to providing their time, talent and influence to destroy the stigma of addiction, while providing support for Hanley Center’s mission. The name ‘Mangrove Group’ was thoughtfully chosen in reference to the Mangrove trees that support Florida’s marine ecosystems. Known for their long roots, which serve to protect the shoreline and provide refuge to marine life, the Mangrove tree serves as a symbol of support to the overall mission of the Hanley Center.