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George Hamilton And Other Celebs To Host Local Fundraiser For Teens And Adults Fighting Addiction (H-C-S-I.ORG)

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- George Hamilton, the honorary gala chair, with John Giordano, DHL, as Master of Ceremonies, welcome Alana Stewart, Richie Supa (Aerosmith), Marvin Jones (New York Jets) and an array of other celebrities who have joined together to help raise awareness and funding for insolvent local teens and adults who are fighting addiction. The gala, including a silent auction, is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, April 20 th at the Vizcaya Museum in Miami, Florida. Benefits of the 2nd Annual Gift of Life Gala will go towards treatment for financially strapped teens and adults suffering from addiction through the not-for-profit www.h-c-s-i.org. The campaign goal is to raise over $2.0 million. Please join us in helping save precious lives.

Holistic Counseling Services Inc. (HCSI) – Where Science Meets Addiction – is a Miami based non-profit created to provide support and funding to financially strapped teens and adults in dire need of addiction treatment while educating the public to addiction prevention. Through your generous donations we've been able to exceed our goals. Because of you're generosity, we've recruited the most notable authorities in addiction from around the world to help develop cutting edge-evidenced based therapies to improve outcomes including our chief science officer, world renowned geneticist Dr. Kenneth Blum, discoverer of the addiction/alcohol gene. Last year we were able to provide ten individuals with the treatment they so desperately needed. As of our last follow-up, all of these people are clean and sober. It's quite a testament to HCSI's efforts and the quality treatment they received. Our local outreach has significantly improved by partnering with synergistic groups and organizations, such as Rockers In Recovery, ITC Tennis and the police department. In doing so we've were able to reach masses previously unobtainable by us. Through our national and international outreach, we were able to share new cutting edge evidenced-based and scientifically-proven modalities through keynote speakerships at six national addiction treatment conventions last year. In March of 2013 we will be represented at the 1st International Conference on Behavioral Addictions with a keynote speakership. Your generous donations are saving lives and making a difference in the awareness, prevention and treatment of addiction.

2nd Annual "Gift Of Life" Gala Saturday, April 20th 6:30 pm – 12 Mid,Vizcaya Museum3251 S Miami Ave Miami, Florida

Tickets start at $150.00/person and available in advance on our website www.hcsigala.com and on the day of the event at the door. Zazz Events will be spinning all the popular music in sync with the Liquid Laser Light show. There will be a salute to several "trailblazers" - - committed individuals who have helped the foundation expand its work in the community. "Each donor will play a significant role in the creation of a scholarship in their name, and are therefore shareholders in our achievement" says Master of Ceremonies, John Giordano. A silent & live auction will be conducted with novel items such as:

  • Eric Clapton Signed Guitar
  • Rolling Stones Signed Guitar
  • Bruce Springsteen Signed Guitar
  • 2013 American Music Award Tickets
  • 2013 Emmy Tickets
  • 2013 Kentucky Derby Tickets
  • 2013 LA Film Festival Tickets
  • Dubai Dream Car Experience
  • 2013 Las Vegas Kobalt Race Tickets
  • Tuscany Adventure (Private Farmhouse)
  • Sommelier Wine & Cheese (Napa w/3 night stay at Fairmont Hotel & Airfare for 2)
  • Luxury Vietnam Six Senses Yoga Retreat Package
  • Bonefish Fly-fishing in the Bahamas
  • US Open Golf Premium Trophy Club Package at Merion Golf Club
  • Fighter Pilot for a Day for 1- with Airfare and a 4 Nights Hotel Stay at Participating Hyatt Hotels for (2)
  • Signed Dan Marino Miami Dolphins Helmet & Jersey
  • Jewelry, Sport Memorabilia and much more.

Pre Gala interviews are available with the Master of Ceremonies John Giordano, DHL.

To arrange an interview please contact:      Omni Publicity      Joe Ullrich 813-944-3024

For more information on the 2nd Annual Gift of Life Gala please contact:      Michael Bruscino Jr.      Assistant Director of HCSI     Cell: 516.236.0152     Office:  888.755.HCSI (4274)     Site:  www.h-c-s-i.org      Email: hope@h-c-s-i.org

JOHN GIORDANO MEDIA CREDENTIALS: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Fox Mornings with Mike & Juliet, CNBC: The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, A&E "Interventions," Geraldo, CNN Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Facing Florida, ABC 10 Miami, WTVT FOX 13 Tampa, and hundreds of great radio stations across America like: 700 WLW Cincinnati and KDKA Pittsburgh, PA. For several years John hosted a weekly Miami television talk show discussing addiction, depression and more. Mr. Giordano's op-ed articles have been published in many popular addiction publications such as Counselor magazine, Journey Magazine. Giordano has contributed to over fifty papers published in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals.

CREDENTIALS: John Giordano, DHL, is the president and co-founder of the prestigious G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center, a 62 bed in-patient/out-patient JACHO accredited addiction treatment center, he'd started over twenty-years ago, and The National Institute Of Holistic Addiction Studies (NIFHAS) and founder of Holistic Counseling Services Inc. (HCSI). He is himself a recovering addict with twenty-nine years of sobriety to his credit. Mr. Giordano is the proud recipient of a Doctor Of Human Letters (DHL) from Sinai University in Jerusalem and the Dr. martin Luther King Award. Mr. Giordano has a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) accreditation and is a Certified Traumatologist. John is a Karate Grand Master 10 th degree black belt and has been inducted into the Karate Black Belt Hall Of Fame. Mr. Giordano is the chaplain of the North Miami Police Department.

Contact: Omni Publicity Joe Ullrich 813-944-3024

SOURCE Holistic Counseling Services Inc. (HCSI)

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