Worcester, MA – November 10, 2016 – Spectrum Health Systems, the largest private non-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider in New England, hosted its 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, October 3 at the Framingham Country Club. Nearly 125 golfers participated in the event, raising $68,593 in support of Spectrum’s continuum of addiction treatment services.

Participants spent the day on the golf course and enjoyed a barbeque lunch, followed by a dinner reception featuring live and silent auctions. Spectrum’s CEO Kurt Isaacson also spoke about the prevalence of the opioid epidemic and the important work Spectrum is doing to help treat those with a substance abuse disorder. Former clients living successfully in sobriety also shared their personal stories of addiction and recovery.

“There has never been a time that addiction has been so pervasive in our communities. The work we do every day is so important,” said Isaacson. “The generous contributions of our donors who attended this event affords us the capability to provide the high quality of care that is required to treat those struggling with an addiction disorder. The energy is inspiring and the participation in this event is much appreciated.”

Sponsors of the event included TD Bank, Brendon Properties, Cutler Associates, Bowditch & Dewey Attorneys, 15-40 Connection, East Coast Benefit Plans, NexDine, Wells Fargo Advisors, Quality Air Systems, Matter Communications, Whalley Computer Associates, Netsmart Technologies and Konica Minolta.

To see images of the event, please visit the Spectrum Health Systems Facebook page. For more information about recovery options and services, visit www.spectrumhealthsystems.org.

###

About Spectrum Health Systems:

Based in Worcester, Mass. and founded in 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. Spectrum offers the largest and most complete continuum of addiction treatment in New England -- including inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment and peer recovery support. For more information, please visit www.spectrumhealthsystems.org.