We Remember…

August 24, 2021

August is Overdose Awareness Month, and September is National Recovery Month. Although recovery is possible, some are not able to find their path to recovery before it’s too late… We pause to remember these beautiful souls and do what we can to make sure their death will not be in vain. These people are everyday members of our community – mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends. Substance use disorder does not discriminate. It is a complex brain disease, not a moral failing…

Together we can reduce stigma by being open and honest about substance use disorder in our community.

Have you lost someone to substance use disorder?

Follow the link below and submit the form to light a virtual candle in honor of your friend, family member, or loved one. Please share a photo and write them a message. They will be added to this year’s remembrance video, honored at our Starry Night Event, and added to our tribute album on Facebook. Help spread the word to all those who might wish to honor someone’s life and memory.

Gone but not forgotten

Together we remember and honor all who have lost their lives to substance use disorder (addiction)…

Please note that names are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Adam Bendel
Brandon DeBold
Carl Rottenkolber
Christopher Karas
Daniel McArdle
David Furick
Debbie Shortess
Eric Castellano
Jay Dee Turner
Jeremy Maxwell
Joe Fanelli
Julie Davis
Ken Maguire
Kristen Reynaud
Mark Nelson
Megan Gonzalez
Morgan Spinedi
Robert Cogswell
Skyler Levesque
Timothy Moore
Troy Bera
Andrew Ball
Brandon Storms
Charles Lewis
Christopher Usifer
Daniel Mushrock
David Lind
Denise DiMattia
Gina Palleschi
Jeffrey Bennett
Jessica Lucas
John Griffin
Justin Bourdon
Kevin Brown
Kyle Moynihan
Matthew Byer
Melinda Lasher
Nicholas Vertullo
Robert J. Stanley
Steve Burke
Taylor Powell
Veronica Robinson
Anthony Laino
Cait C. Polhill
Chris Corrigan
Crystal Wegerhoff
Danielle Silvio
Davin Berg
D. VanBenschoten
Jasen Rahm
Jenn Gaines
Jessica Pritchard
John Hunt
Kaitlyn P.-O’Reilly
Kristen Grosso
Lou Morello
Matthew Herring
Michael DeCosta
Reid Schwartz
Sean Fountain
Steven Viscardo
Tecquan Anderson

If you are interested in supporting our mission, all donations are welcome in support of our prevention and recovery initiatives in the Dutchess County community, through the CAPE Foundation