Thank you for joining us for our 6th Annual atTAcK addiction "Be a Hero" Gala where we honored Stefanie Hansen, 2020 Medal of Honor and Dr. Sandra Gibney, 2021 Medal of Honor.

This year's atTAcK addiction "Be a Hero" Gala would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors. Thank you!

Congratulations to the 2020 and 2021 Award Recipients

2020 Award Recipients

Medal of Honor – Awarded for going above and beyond the call of duty in the war against substance use disorder –  Stephanie Hansen

Blue Heart Award – Awarded for the sacrifice in the war against substance abuse and the drive to continue to change the future – Jay Patel

Distinguished Service Award – Awarded for their significant contribution toward the mission of atTAcK addiction. – Nancy& Butch Bisson

Medal of Valor – Awarded for their strength to maintain sobriety while working to help others – Jason Tull

Courage Award – Awarded for demonstrating outstanding courage in leading others in the war against substance abuse disorder – Amber Horn

Unsung Hero Award – Awarded for selfless commitment and contributions to atTAcK addition – Karen Jester & Tony Lewis

Persistence Award – Awarded for tireless dedication to driving awareness and change toward substance abuse disorder – Ashley Zicarelli & Andrew Layman

Outstanding Volunteers – Angie Young, Denise Carey, Barb Exter, Zack Bib, Brooke Saunders, Amanda Carmean, Kelly Costa

2021 Award Recipients

Medal of Honor – Awarded for going above and beyond the call of duty in the war against substance use disorder –  Dr. Sandra Gibney

Blue Heart Award – Awarded for the sacrifice in the war against substance abuse and the drive to continue to change the future – Lt. Alan Herring

Distinguished Service Award – Awarded for their significant contribution toward the mission of atTAcK addiction. – David Anthony

Medal of Valor – Awarded for their strength to maintain sobriety while working to help others – Matthew Rall

Unsung Hero Award – Awarded for selfless commitment and contributions to atTAcK addition – Angie Young & Amy Rust

Persistence Award – Awarded for tireless dedication to driving awareness and change toward substance abuse disorder – Dawn Sheehan

Special Recognition – PEP Team – Fran Avena-Russo, Jennifer Begley, Roger Chaufournier, Megan Deery, Tina DiStefano, Dave Humes, Bernie Lovenwirth,  Dan Maas, Barbara Moore, Mary Owens, Weldon Spellman, Caitlyn Wagner, Brian Washington and Liz Waters

What we do with our fundraising dollars

  • Passed the “Kristen L. Jackson & John M. Perkins Jr. Law”,  the Delaware 911 Good Samaritan Law and produced related messaging throughout the state
  • Established coverage for all of Delaware to provide assistance and support
  • Provide assistance to those needing help getting into recovery residences
  • Passed multiple naloxone Laws for increased access to this life saving medication and the impact has been more than 1,500 naloxone kit donations given to the community.
  • Provide one on one support and conduct support group meetings for family members with loved ones in active addiction or who have lost a loved one
  • Created an annual scholarship program to assist those making a difference in the recovery community
  • Conduct and participate in speaking and awareness events in schools, organizations, and communities across the state
  • Conducted youth drug prevention programs, including “The Reality Tour”, reaching hundreds of adolescents and their parents
  • Sponsor events for young people in recovery such as movie nights and special events including sponsoring a softball team as a recreational outlet
  • Provide transitional and recovery residences to provide men and women a stable living environment across Delaware
  • We led the effort in passing the nation’s 1st Opioid Impact Fee Law