YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Against Heroin will partner with Madison Kitchen chef Nick DiBona for a pig roast on Sunday, June 12, to raise awareness of the opioid abuse epidemic.
“It is going to be a nice event for the whole family for an important cause to our community,” said Mike Reda, Yorktown Against Heroin’s co-chair. “Together we will continue to battle this epidemic that is affecting our youth and devastating our community.”
The nonprofit's first annual fundraiser will take place at Peter Pratt's Inn from 3 to 7 p.m.
Yorktown native DiBona will prepare a buffet for the event, which will also feature his Bona Bona homemade ice cream and desserts by the Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro.
“I live and breath (the loss) every day,” DiBona said. “Not a day goes by that I don’t stop in my tracks and think about it. Addiction is so hard. Losing my brother has made me want to help people, to build awareness and to help families deal with the problem.” DiBona lost his 23-year-old brother to addiction last May.
The event will also feature live music by Class Action and prizes, raffles, games and a cash bar.
Yorktown Against Heroin works to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic, as well as run naloxone classes for teens and adults and anti-bullying and self-defense programs for middle school children.
Tickets are $50 per person, or $20 for children 12 and under.