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April 23, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – A New Path (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing) celebrates its 20th anniversary of lifesaving advocacy with a gala evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6-10 p.m. at the Hyatt Mission Bay. Founded in Spring Valley, the organization provides education and advocacy for therapeutic drug policies and will celebrate two decades of community service.

“A New PATH’s 20-year anniversary event will be a true celebration of recovery and achievement,” a press release states. Four past Board members will be honored with “PATH to Recovery” awards for their contributions to the mission of A New PATH and efforts to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders.


The honorees are: Dr. Claudio Cabrejos, Mary Jo Grubbs, Grace Micetich, and Donald Stewart. Rory Devine (NBC 7/39) and Geni Cavitt (TV Personality) will serve as event emcees. Co-Chairs are Anita Fisher and Leo Sandoval; two of PATH’s three Co-Founders, Sylvia Liwerant and Tom O’Donnell, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs and actress Mackenzie Phillips will serve as Celebrity Honorary Chair.


The evening will include a silent auction, dinner, awards ceremony and musical entertainment featuring soloists from the Bravo award winning Strut for Sobriety! and singers from the Southwestern Community College Concert Choir.


Substance use disorders affect 23 million Americans, regardless of age, cultural background, race or profession. This event benefits A New PATH’s efforts to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders in order to increase access to quality treatment services, reduce roadblocks to recovery and save precious lives.


A New PATH has received many awards and proclamations over the past 20 years from legislators, including Congresswoman Susan Davis and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In 2001, A New PATH co-founders received the 10 Leadership Award and in 2013, the nonprofit organization received a national America Honors Recovery Award in Washington D.C. A New PATH’s goal is to save lives, heal families and move toward a healthier society.


Preferred tables of 10 are $2,000 and individual tickets are $150 each. 


For ticket information or to schedule an interview, please contact: A New PATH 619-670-1184.   Email: april@anewpath.org  or visit the website: www.anewpath.org


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