On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Live for Lou hosted its Sixth Annual Fundraiser. The sixth fundraiser was more successful than any in the past, and with over 500 attendees the non-profit fund raised approximately $70,000. Live for Lou thanks its generous donors and volunteers for supporting their mission since 2014.
Annually, the funds raised at this event help countless people and families affected by the disease of addiction. Live for Lou is committed to changing the stereotype of addiction and supporting local organizations fighting the drug and alcohol epidemic on Cape Cod. With this year’s fundraising, Live for Lou will continue to fund current recovery initiatives and will expand it’s giving profile.
During the Event Announcements Katrina Fryklund (LFL Chair) and Todd, Holly and Nick LeBart (Family Members and LFL Co-Chairs/Board Members) all spoke about the meaning of Live for Lou to our community. In a heartfelt moment Katrina asked for all those who have been impacted by addition to raise their hand; not one person left it to his or her side. Fryklund states:
We thank all those who came to support Live for Lou at our 6th Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, September 7. Despite Hurricane Dorian looming offshore, waves pounding on the beach, and winds blowing at the Beachcomber, Live for Lou hosted our best fundraiser yet.
The sun came out, the crowd cheered, and dancing ensued (led by The Boston Naturals). Approximately $70,000 was raised because of our supporters, 500+ of whom attended. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. Because of you we will continue to make a difference on Cape Cod.”
Highlights and Special Donor Recognition Includes:
More about Live for Lou
Live for Lou (LFL) is a nonprofit fund of the Cape Cod Foundation. In 2014, addiction ended Louie’s life. Since then, LFL has created a legacy for Lou through our core beliefs of compassion, beauty, and athleticism.
In 2019 Live for Lou announced a $25,000 pledge to Outercape Health Services’ Wellfleet Health Center, where they named a behavioral health room specifically designed as a space for those facing addiction on lower and outer Cape. With their 2019 gift, Live for Lou has pledged or donated over $100,000 to organizations, non-profits, and scholars on Cape Cod.