Riverside’s Blue Jean Ball Raises $130K

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Over 200 guests at Riverside Community Care’s (Riverside’s) 5th annual Heart & Soul Blue Jean Ball were treated to an evening of great food and extraordinary music at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA.

The keynote speaker, Joanne Flately, a Senior Parent Partner from Riverside’s Community Service Agency (CSA) in Needham, provided an in-depth look at being the parent of a mentally ill child. Flately gave all that attended an emotional grasp on the impact of a mental illness diagnosis, how that effects a family and the important work done by Riverside’s CSA.

Susan Wornick, of WCVB-TV, was the live auctioneer and bidding on both silent and live auction items was fierce! Afterwards, music from one of Mississippi’s hottest bands, Ms. Jody, had everyone celebrating out on the dance floor. Over $130,000 was raised to support Riverside programs that evening!

Without the support of Riverside's generous sponsors and supporters, the Blue Jean Ball would not have been possible this year. Thanks to event Co-Chairs Ronna Miller and Stephen Miller, and Audrey and Mark Robinson for their vision and commitment and all members of the event committee for their hard work.

Each year Riverside provides more than 15,000 adults, children and adolescents with a broad range of healthcare and human services. Riverside is an award winning, non-profit organization offering programs in mental healthcare, developmental disability, substance abuse, and early childhood. The organization is here to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities by delivering compassionate, locally-based, integrated care.

For more information, please visit http://www.riversidecc.org.


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