Friday, September 25, 2015

SEA BRIGHT — (September 25, 2015) - Tigger House Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has announced their inaugural launch event, INFINITY, to be held on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. Guests will attend a clambake and bonfire at Edgewater Beach & Cabana Club in Sea Bright and former NFL Giant and honoree, Christian Peter, will present guest speakers and celebrity appearances throughout the evening.

The Red Vespa’s sultry performance will romance guests during cocktail hour and dinner, then Rhythm & Vine will heat up the rest of the night with dancing. Falco Catering, a local favorite, will provide an exquisite seafood feast. Attire is stylish beach chic.

In 2013, Lisa and Rick Stavola Sr. founded Tigger House Foundation after they tragically lost their son to a heroin overdose. Rick Jr., a.k.a. “Tigger” was only 25 years old.

Devastated and heartbroken, the Stavolas grew determined to fight the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2002 through 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled. Rates remained highest among males, 18-25 years old.

“Heroin use is increasing at an alarming rate in many parts of society, driven by both the prescription opioid epidemic and cheaper, more available heroin,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “To reverse this trend we need an all-of-society response — to improve opioid prescribing practices to prevent addiction, expand access to effective treatment for those who are addicted, increase use of naloxone to reverse overdoses and work with law enforcement partners like DEA to reduce the supply of heroin.”

Tigger House Foundation is dedicated to making an impact on its community by reducing the death rate that is a result of heroin and opiate addiction and use. It opened a 12-bed sober living house in Middletown in 2013 and will continue to help establish housing throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Tigger House Foundation is partnered with government, law enforcement, legal and medical professionals to provide opportunities for rehabilitation and to halt the spread of illicit drugs through local dealers and prescription drug abuse. Tigger House will work to change public attitudes toward addicts and addiction by addressing the illicit heroin and opiate epidemic. Tigger House will implement a strategic campaign to spread its mission to reach all New Jersey communities impacted by heroin and prescription opioid use.

Tickets to INFINITY are $250. There will be luxury auction items such as a vacation home rental in Mexico, a private jet trip to Las Vegas, luxury handbags, golf packages and more. Corporate and individual sponsorship, donations and ticket information to INFINITY can be found at www.tiggerhouse.org/events. Please join our mission to honor the lives that are lost and to prevent further fatalities in our community.