Boston, MA (May 5, 2016) – Caron Treatment Centers, a leading and nationally recognized not-for-profit provider of addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, will honor Peter A. Cook, Sr. with the Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence at the New England Recovery Celebration on May 16, 2016.
Peter A. Cook, Sr.,a 45-year insurance industry veteran, is the CEO of C & C Advisors, Inc. and is the former President and CEO of Cook and Company, Inc. Cook currently serves on the Caron New England Regional Advisory Board and is a member of its National Development Committee.
As Co-Founder of The Cook Family Charitable Fund, Cook has helped hundreds of individuals and their families who battle epilepsy, cancer, and addiction. Together with family and friends, he has raised more than $1,000,000, including a $350,000 gift to Massachusetts General Hospital to support a comprehensive education program on epilepsy. Cook has supported numerous community organizations including Work Inc., Cardinal Cushing, Gavin House, and The Ron Burton Training Village. He is a former Director of The Leukemia Society of Boston, The Manny Francis Charitable Trust, and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.
“I am so honored to be the recipient of this year’s Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence,” said Cook. “Being involved with Caron over the years has given me the opportunity to witness firsthand the incredible work the organization does for those struggling with addiction. Caron is dedicated to providing resources to help individuals and families achieve recovery for life and I am extremely grateful to be a part of its mission.”
Cook is the recipient of several awards and citations, including The Best Friend Award from Work, Inc., The Distinguished Service Award from the Cardinal Cushing School, and Man of the Year award from the Ron Burton Training Village, which was presented to him by First Lady Barbara Bush.
“It is Caron's privilege to honor Peter Cook who, through years of determination and diligence, has achieved a multitude of accomplishments,” said Stephen Kane, Chair of the New England Advisory Board. “His generosity dwarfs his many attributes. To his credit, he has forged his broad network of allies in the business and political arenas with as many personal friends to create a force that enables so many in need to be his benefactors. We congratulate Peter on receiving the Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence!”
The New England Recovery Celebration will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA on May 16, 2016. Paul Burton, general assignment reporter for WBZ-TV News, will be the MC for the event. Proceeds of the night will benefit treatment scholarships for the New England Region as well as Caron’s Student Assistance Program (SAP). At last year’s New England gala, Caron raised nearly $150,000 for treatment scholarships and SAP.
For more information about the event click here and follow Caron’s live-tweeting at the event with the hashtag #CaronGala on May 16th.