4th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk Draws Nearly 2,000 People to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk

HOPE Sheds Light Co-founders at the 2017 Celebration of HOPE Walk on September 9th, an annual event held in Seaside Heights to promote awareness and provide support for those affected by addiction.

HOPE Sheds Light, Inc., a Toms River-based non-profit organization dedicated to educating families on the disease of addiction, drew nearly 2,000 people to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk for its 4th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk on September 9th, 2017.

“We would like to express our gratitude for everyone’s participation at our 4th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk,” said Arvo Prima, Co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light. “It was a wonderful day and we had nearly 2,000 attendees, media coverage and community support. We would also like to congratulate Team FWH and Team Stepping Up For Sabrina for your outstanding fundraising efforts this year in support of our HOPE Walk.”

Founded in 2012 after co-founder Ron Rosetto lost his son Marc to a battle against substance abuse, HOPE Sheds Light serves to provide help and resources to families affected by addiction. Rosetto, along with Co-founders Arvo Prima and Stephen Willis, and a team of board members and volunteers, work year-round to support families suffering from the epidemic of substance abuse that has become widely prevalent at the Jersey Shore in recent years.

“Since the families and friends of those with addiction problems often feel isolated, ashamed, overwhelmed and hopeless, HOPE Sheds Light was created to provide direction, resources and hope toward recovery,” said Ron Rosetto, co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light. “We are passionate about helping anyone in need, and we have created this organization to provide those individuals with the resources they need to find hope for a future free from drug addiction.”

The Celebration of HOPE Walk was held on the Hiering Avenue beach in Seaside Heights. All participants received a yellow HOPE Sheds Light walk t-shirt at the event, and resources were available for family members and friends of those dealing with addiction and substance abuse.

The event, moderated by HOPE Sheds Light Co-founder Stephen Willis, began with a prayer from Pastor Sue of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Toms River. Congressman Tom MacArthur and…

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