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The Power of Prevention: A community Conversation about Substance Abuse

Thursday, May 4th

7:00 - 8:30 pm New Canaan High School, Wagner Room

Suggested Donation: $10/Adults; Teens Free; Light Refreshments

Opening Remarks: Rob Mallozzi III, New Canaan First Selectman

Guest Speaker: Gary Mendell, Founder and CEO, Shatterproof

Mr. Mendell will share the story of losing his son in 2011 to addiction. He spent decades as an entrepreneur in the hotel industry, holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Jonathan Lowe, Executive Director Clinical Services, Turnbridge

Matt Eakin, Executive Vice President, Mountainside

John Hamilton, CEO, Recovery Network: Event Moderator


Newport Academy, Shatterproof, Bankwell, Aware Recovery, Causeway Collaborative, Clearpoint, Communities 4 Action, Life Solutions of Darien, Lighthouse, Mountainside, New Canaan Coalition, Shana’s House, Silver Hill and Turnbridge

Last year’s event of this type was highly attended, so it’s recommended that you reserve your spot by e-mailing Ram Council President, Joyce Sixsmith, at For additional details, visit

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