Outreach luncheon held at Cipriani's in Manhattan in Dec. 2019. (Photo: Outreach)

Outreach to hold virtual Long Island luncheon

Outreach, a nonprofit dedicated to behavioral treatment of substance abuse, will hold its annual Long Island luncheon online later this month.

The luncheon is part of the nonprofit’s first-ever virtual fundraising campaign called “Rebuilding Healthy Long Island Lives – Hope and Courage.”

The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, with a live broadcast at noon and a repeat showing at 7 p.m. on Outreach’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OutreachNY/ and on the organization’s event website opiny.org/donate/li-hope-and-courage-2020/. 

“Although it is unfortunate we could not hold our usual Long Island luncheon in person, we are grateful to have the opportunity to continue raising funds to serve our local communities — especially those affected by COVID-19 — through the Hope and Courage campaign,” Debra Pantin, president and CEO of Outreach, said in a written statement. “COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on individuals and families already struggling with addiction, and has exacerbated the already existing opioid epidemic. Now more than ever, we must come together to tackle these two unprecedented public health threats.”

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