A 2018 Recovery Concert will raise money toward getting those in recovery the care they need.
Jim Pietrowski believes you don’t read enough good things about people in recovery in the media.
The Somerton resident, 24 years clean of heroin himself, has seen a lot of darkness in his life stemming from addiction.
But he’s channeling that energy into a positive. He is one of the organizers of the 2018 Recovery Concert, presented by Clean & Sober Radio and the Leigh Leckerman Scholarship Fund. The concert will happen Sept. 15 at the University of the Arts Gershman Building, 401 S. Broad St.
“People will see they can have a good time without a drink or a drug, and pass along some money to help,” Pietrowski said.
All proceeds will go toward helping those in recovery get into treatment facilities or recovery houses. A similar concert was hosted last year that raised about $30,000, which Pietrowski said went toward helping about 25 people.
“We’re trying to go bigger and better this year,” he said.
This year will feature In the Pocket, a Philly rock band started by David Uosikkinen of The Hooters. The event will also feature a silent auction, gift basket giveaway and 50/50 raffle.
Clean and Sober Radio is hosted by Gary Hendler and delivers the message that help is out there. It features music and interviews with people in recovery.
The Leigh Leckerman Scholarship Fund was started after Denise Leckerman lost her stepdaughter 15 years ago when she was killed by a drunken driver. She and her husband Steve started the fund to help people afford the care they need.
To order tickets for the event, go to cleanandsoberbroadcasting.com/tickets/ ••