About this Event
HEALTHY NJ: NEW JERSEY’S DRUG ADDICTION CRISIS EVERYDAY HEROES AWARD CELEBRATION
Recognizing the achievements of individuals working on the frontlines in the fight against drug addiction across New Jersey.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
New Jersey State Museum
Master of Ceremonies – Michael Hill, NJTV News
Welcoming Remarks – John Servidio, NJTV
Message from the Office of Governor Chris Christie – Elizabeth Connolly, Acting Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Human Services
Special Message – U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Readings from NJTV’s Poetry Initiative on Addiction – Alicia Cook, Dear God
Readings from NJTV’s Poetry Initiative on Addiction – Alicia Cook in honor of Molly Ina O’Donnell
Poems: When The Devil Knocks and Raw
Communicator Award: Stephen Stirling, NJ Advance Media
Community Award: Paul Ressler, TOPAC
Inspiration Award: Patty DiRenzo, Parent Advocate
Innovator Award: Joseph D. Coronato, Ocean County Prosecutor
Prevention Award: Angelo M. Valente, Partnership for A Drug-Free New Jersey
Special Voices Award presented to Alicia Cook
NJTV’s Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis initiative is a multi-platform project made possible by major funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Additional support from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
NJTV’s Community Engagement Liaison Selma Betancourt, MS coordinated and produced the multi-faceted event.