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MOA Fundraiser Raises Thousands

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) recently held a sold-out #TOGETHERWECAN Comedy Night fundraiser at the Malden Irish American Club. On hand to support and speak at the event were Mayor Gary Christenson, State Representative Paul Brodeur and Police Chief Kevin Molis. Several Malden area comedians entertained nearly 300 supporters at the packed event that raised much needed funds to fight the disease of addiction. Proceeds will help to fund a Sober Living Scholarship Program to assist individuals needing a place to live while on their recovery journey. The event raised more than $10,000 to help support sober living in the community and continue the mission of MOA.

MOA is a recovery program run by individuals who have struggled with substance abuse and are now in recovery. The mission of MOA is to connect the community with addiction support and recovery services, remove the stigma of addiction and eliminate overdose fatalities. For more information, please visit

Comedian Dave Russo, Mayor Gary Christenson and Comedian Anthony Scibelli

(Seated, from left) State Representatives Paul Brodeur, Paul Donato and Steve Ultrino. (Standing, from left) Ward 5 City Councillor Barbara Murphy, Mayor Gary Christenson, Recreation Coordinator Joe Levine (behind Mayor), Ward 4 City Councillor Ryan O'Malley, Ward 7 School Committee member Cathy Bordonaro, Peter Levine, At-Large City Councillor Debbie DeMaria, MATV Executive Director Ron Cox, and Maria Luise, Special Assistant to Mayor Christenson

A sold out crowd!

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by City of Malden