Ocean County Employees Raise Nearly $3K During HOPE Walk

Freeholder Joseph Vicari, Ron Rosetto, a founder of HOPE Sheds Light, and Freeholder Virginia Haines. (Photo courtesy Ocean County)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Ocean County employees and hundreds of walkers took to the Seaside Heights boardwalk on Saturday, September 9 to walk and raise money for HOPE Sheds Light, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and education for individuals, families and the community about the disease of addiction, as well as provides hope and resources toward recovery.

This was the 4th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk to support those affected by addiction. The walk also included vendors, entertainment and inspirational speakers.

The Ocean County Employee team, which included Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy and Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, raised nearly $3,000 for HOPE Sheds Light.

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