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September 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hope Walk

7th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk is a virtual success!

“The journey toward hope and recovery might be difficult, but the transformation at the end is really wonderful to see,” said Stephen Willis at HOPE Sheds Light’s 7th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk.

Willis, HOPE Sheds Light Co-founder, has been the master of ceremonies for all seven of HOPE Sheds Light’s annual walks, although things looked much different this year as the COVID-19 pandemic led the Toms River-based non-profit organization to make the walk virtual.

Dedicated to educating families on the disease of substance use disorder, HOPE Sheds Light held its virtual walk at its usual spot on the Hiering Avenue Boardwalk in Seaside Heights, however instead of thousands circled around the stage, they circled around their computers and mobile devices as they prepared to walk from different locations from state to state.

At the annual HOPE Walk, the community comes together to celebrate recovery and provide hope to those affected. “It’s a wonderful thing to know that at any moment we have the freedom, the ability and certainly the power to choose what we do and how we live our lives,” said Willis. We can choose to be a victim and feel helpless or we can choose to get brave with God’s grace and work together for positive change. We are free to choose joy over sadness. Understanding and love over anger and resentment. And we can absolutely choose to embrace recovery and speaking out loud and asking for help and showing up. When we do it together, our recovery can become real and we can celebrate and feel proud of ourselves for the work we’ve done. Let’s get brave together. I promise HOPE will be here for you when you need us.”


September 22, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Pam Capaci


Seaside Board Walk
Hiering Avenue Beach
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 United States
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HOPE Partners

Major Sponsors

  • Burning Tree
  • Epic Mechanical, Inc.
  • Grunin Holdings
  • Kokes Family Home Builders
  • Press Communications, LLC
  • The Walter R. Earle Memorial Foundation, Inc.
  • Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork
  • B98.5 The Jersey Shore’s Music Station
  • Freehold Ford
  • Grunin Foundation
  • Jersey Shore Country Thunder 106
  • Laurita Winery
  • The 107.1 Boss Radio
  • Townsquare Media Missoula

Supporting Sponsors

  • All County Exteriors
  • AmeriHealth New Jersey
  • Ammon Labs
  • Aquatecture Associates, Inc.
  • Archer and Greiner, P. C.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Jersey Shore Council
  • Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C.
  • Caruso Excavating
  • Clayton Concrete Block Sand
  • CMS Mid-Atlantic
  • Colorco, Inc.
  • Community Medical Center
  • Corinne Jewelers
  • DC Electrical Services
  • Design 446, Inc.
  • Discovery Institute
  • Douglas, Ann and Kristin Earle
  • E’Sports Arena
  • Enlightened Solutions
  • Erbe Builders
  • Fairways at Bey Lea, LLC
  • Fedway Associates
  • Footprints to Recovery
  • George and Alena Josephsen
  • Hackensack Meridian Health – Carrier Clinic
  • Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
  • Holman, Frenia, Allison, PC
  • Horizon
  • IHOP
  • Innovative Heating and Cooling
  • iPlay America
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • Jim Hughes Plumbing and Heating
  • Kern Enterprises
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Toms River
  • Lennar
  • Lester Glenn Auto Group
  • Liberty Overhead Door Co Inc
  • Lomurro Law Firm
  • Manasquan Bank
  • Maranatha Stairs
  • Marathon Consultants
  • Matt Blatt Kia
  • Meridian Environmental
  • Michael J. Wright Construction Co., Inc.
  • Middle River North
  • Miguel Maldonado
  • Morgan Engineering and Surveying, LLC
  • Narcissus Florals
  • New Jersey Natural Gas
  • NJ Spine and Wellness
  • Novins, York and Jacobus
  • Ocean Mental Health Services
  • Oliveri Funeral Home
  • Omega Pool Structures
  • Oxford House Inc.
  • Perlmart Family Properties
  • R.C. Shea & Associates, PC
  • Ray Catena Group of Dealerships
  • Shore Builders Association of Central NJ, Inc.
  • Shore Hills Painting
  • Sitar Company
  • Spirits Unlimited
  • Sprout Health Group
  • Surf Taco
  • TD Bank
  • The Causeway Family of Dealerships
  • The Citta Foundation
  • The HOPE Center/House of HOPE
  • The Office Restaurant & Lounge
  • The Rotary Club of Toms River
  • The Spotted Whale
  • Thompson Becker LLC
  • Tony Kamand Realty, LLC
  • Totaro & Co
  • Turning Point
  • UBS Financial
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Ventura Wealth Management
  • We Care Foundation
  • Westhead Associates Inc.
  • Weyerheuser
  • Willis & Gresek
  • Withum Audit Tax Advisory
  • Yezzi Associates, LLC