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Turning Point's 2012 Gala Raises Nearly $130,000

October 06, 2012

Turning Point held its Benefit Gala on October 4 at the elegant Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. The event was a tremendous success raising nearly $130,000.

Over 200 guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music and had the opportunity to hear how Turning Point is changing lives. Guests listened to famed boxer, Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, the brothers who inspired the Academy Award winning film “The Fighter”, on the impact of drugs on their lives.

Our Alumni speaker, Drew, spoke about the effects of drugs and alcohol on his family, stating “Without Turning Point, I assure you, there is no me. Turning Point did nothing less than save my life.”

“Turning Point’s annual Gala is always an exciting time. Our guests hear, personally, how their generous support of our mission is changing lives,” said Dr. Manuel Guantez, Chief Executive Officer.

View a full list of our generous supporters

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Steve Della Valle, Dr. Guantez, Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund.

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Board Member Lena Corbo.

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Gala Guests listen to Roberta Braneck, Director of Residential Services.

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Laurence Schiffenhaus, Dr. Paul O’Connor, Betty Schiffenhaus and Elizabeth O’Connor.

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Susan Turner and Bridget Rose.

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Dr. Focazio and Dr. Guantez.

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Bonnie Carroll and Dr. Guantez.

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Frank Berlingeri and Kim Titmas, Director of Nursing.

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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magnacare
  • QualCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • “Turning Point is probably one of the best rehabilitation facilities in New Jersey. Keep up the great work.”

    - Dominick S.
  • “I really liked Turning Point - it was by far the best rehab I've been in. I love the staff and the structure.”

    - Anonymous Male
  • “Great Program! Very Informative From Day 1 thru Day 28. The Counselors And Staff Were Great! Keep Up The Good Work. My Wife Is Attending Nar-Anon In South Jersey.”

    - James D.
  • “You Saved My Life.”

    - Mary S. Clean & Sober Since May 2013
  • “Turning Point has given me a Great Education on my Disease and Addiction. Great Facility!!”

    - Tommy L
  • “Life is great. You guys saved my life. Can't thank you all enough.”

    - Peter C.
  • “Thanks to all of Turning Point that helped save my life!”

    - Michele R K
  • “I have to say that if it wasn't for my counselor Lisa and the other counselors and the OT's there wouldn't there wouldn't be a program. I thank you for your care, consideration, and passion for your jobs.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am writing just to once again give thanks to you and the staff that helped me at Turning Point, a beacon to open my mind and give me a foundation for my new found life of recovery.”

    - John
  • “Thanks for Turning guys do a hard job working with the disease of addiction, which is at a pandemic stage in the U.S.”

    - KL
  • “Coming to Turning Point made my wife a much stronger and more vital person again.”

    - Family Member
  • “They wouldn’t let me hide from my feelings yet I felt completely supported. Now I know how to deal with my feelings.”

    - Jessica S.
  • “The organization has given thoughtful attention to providing a treatment milieu that responds to the individual needs of the persons served.”

    - CARF
  • “Female”

    - Cindy Zucker, New Brunswick
  • “The Best”

    - Frank L., Paulsboro

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