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Event Details

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street Arlington, VA 22202

Registration is required.
For More Information:
Katie Gateau 410-271-1917

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DC Gala

For 60 years, Caron has stood the test of time as one of the oldest and most highly respected treatment centers in the United States. With more than 450 beds, Caron offers a comprehensive continuum of evidenced-based addiction treatment for individuals and their families. Caron operates treatment centers in Wernersville, PA and Palm Beach County, FL.

There are approximately 8,000 Caron alumni and family members living in the greater Washington, DC area. To help local families in need of financial assistance for Caron’s life-saving treatment, over $1 million in scholarship aid was awarded last year. Even with this generous support many families are not able to afford the cost of treatment. As corporate leaders and caring members of our community, we need to take an active role in being part of the solution!

Additional Information

Funds from the Recovery for Life Gala will be designated for treatment scholarships and programs.


Ed & Cathy Gillespie "Richard J. Caron Excellence Award"
Ed and Catchy GillespieEd Gillespie is a business owner, longtime conservative leader and was a Republican candidate for Governor in 2017. He is a strong political presence and influencer in the Virginia/DC area. Ed and his wife Cathy have three children. They live near George Washington’s historic Mt. Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld and Mary Winnefeld – Parent Testimonial
Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld and Mary WinnefeldIn late 2017, Admiral Winnefeld and his wife, Mary lost their youngest son, Jonathon to a drug overdose after a long struggle with addiction. Jonathon’s journey, marked by a recovery that enabled him to enroll into college three days before his death, inspired the Winnefeld family to launch the national non-profit, S.A.F.E. Project US (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic). S.A.F.E. Project US is committed to contributing in a tangible way to overcoming the epidemic of opioid addiction in the U.S. and has received both national attention and grass roots support for its important mission.

Keynote Speaker:
Elizabeth Vargas

Elizabeth Anne Vargas is an American television journalist who is the lead investigative reporter/documentary anchor for A&E network. She began her new position on May 28, 2018, after being an anchor of ABC's television newsmagazine 20/20 and ABC News specials for the past 14 years

Annual Presenting Sponsor:

Ourisman Honda-Bethesda

Ourisman Honda

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