Live for Lou Announces 500+ Attendees and $70,000 raised at its 6th Annual Fundraiser

Committed to changing the stereotype of addiction...
The Live for Lou Silent Auction table with bidders & attendees dancing to The Boston Naturals (Courtesy photo)

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Live for Lou hosted its Sixth Annual Fundraiser. The sixth fundraiser was more successful than any in the past, and with over 500 attendees the non-profit fund raised approximately $70,000. Live for Lou thanks its generous donors and volunteers for supporting their mission since 2014.

Annually, the funds raised at this event help countless people and families affected by the disease of addiction. Live for Lou is committed to changing the stereotype of addiction and supporting local organizations fighting the drug and alcohol epidemic on Cape Cod. With this year’s fundraising, Live for Lou will continue to fund current recovery initiatives and will expand it’s giving profile.

During the Event Announcements Katrina Fryklund (LFL Chair) and Todd, Holly and Nick LeBart (Family Members and LFL Co-Chairs/Board Members) all spoke about the meaning of Live for Lou to our community. In a heartfelt moment Katrina asked for all those who have been impacted by addition to raise their hand; not one person left it to his or her side. Fryklund states:

We thank all those who came to support Live for Lou at our 6th Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, September 7. Despite Hurricane Dorian looming offshore, waves pounding on the beach, and winds blowing at the Beachcomber, Live for Lou hosted our best fundraiser yet.

The sun came out, the crowd cheered, and dancing ensued (led by The Boston Naturals). Approximately $70,000 was raised because of our supporters, 500+ of whom attended. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. Because of you we will continue to make a difference on Cape Cod.”

Highlights and Special Donor Recognition Includes:

  • Premier Garden Sponsor: Native Cape Cod Seafood, Andrew Morgan
  • Event Sponsors: Truro Vineyards + South Hollow Spirits, Seaside Liquors, and Kaleidoscope Imprints
  • Gold Sponsors Include: Mr. William F. Bohannon, Jr., The Bookstore Restaurant, Ms. Carol Dalitzky, Land Ho!, Law Offices of Bruce A. Bierhans, Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Gail LeBart, Newcomb Hollow Shop, Roderick’s Payroll, Inc., Seamen’s Bank, Mr. William P. Sullivan & Family, Wellfleet Pearl, and The Wicked Oyster
  • Silver Sponsors: Nineteen Sponsors ranging from Provincetown to Connecticut
  • In-kind, Food, and Drink Donors: Over $20,000 in items ranging from over 60 donors
  • Music by: The Boston Naturals, DJ Bud E. Green, and Greedy Irish

More about Live for Lou

Live for Lou (LFL) is a nonprofit fund of the Cape Cod Foundation. In 2014, addiction ended Louie’s life. Since then, LFL has created a legacy for Lou through our core beliefs of compassion, beauty, and athleticism.

 

In 2019 Live for Lou announced a $25,000 pledge to Outercape Health Services’ Wellfleet Health Center, where they named a behavioral health room specifically designed as a space for those facing addiction on lower and outer Cape. With their 2019 gift, Live for Lou has pledged or donated over $100,000 to organizations, non-profits, and scholars on Cape Cod.

  • Compassion: Since 2014 LFL has given over $100,000 towards recovery initiatives on Cape Cod and to those pursuing a career on Cape Cod in addiction counseling. LFL gives to organizations including but not limited to: Calmer Choice, Gosnold, Community Development Partnership/Canal House, individual scholars, Outercape Health Services. 
  • Beauty: In 2018 LFL designed and continues to maintain the WelLFLeet Memorial Garden in Wellfleet Center, a place to memorialize those who have died too soon.
  • Athleticism: LFL continues to grant scholarships to athletes pursuing a college education graduating from Nauset Regional High School. Live for Lou also sponsored the 2019 Gosnold Falmouth Road Race team and supported the Nauset Regional High School Turf Project.
     

To learn more about Live for Lou please visit www.liveforlou.com or contact Katrina Fryklund, Co-Chair/Co-Founder at [email protected]thamcenters.org


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