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CeDAR taps star power - Bon Jovi scheduled for January fundraiser

November 15, 2010
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Denver, Colo. – 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame nominee Bon Jovi will come to Denver on January 21, 2011 to perform an exclusive, one-night show to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) and raise funds for its important mission of rebuilding lives.

“The Evening with Bon Jovi is a wonderful opportunity for the community to support CeDAR – a leader in the treatment of dependency and addiction – while enjoying the intimate performance of an American music legend.” says Bruce Schroffel, President and CEO of the University of Colorado Hospital – to which CeDAR is affiliated. The Evening with Bon Jovi will be held at the Colorado Convention Center and will include a silent auction, dinner and the Bon Jovi concert.

The event is being produced by Chuck Morris, president of AEG Live Rocky Mountains, who is honored to have one of the greatest bands of all time play for the cause. Morris promises that the silent auction alone will be as “spectacular” as the show – featuring international concert tickets, rock and roll memorabilia and other exciting bid items. “Many of my friends both inside and outside of the music business (myself included) have worked tirelessly to overcome addiction problems and I’m honored to be involved in putting this wonderful event together for such a great treatment center,” says Morris.

CeDAR’s fifth anniversary marks its emergence as one of the country’s leading residential treatment facilities, its success in part attributable to its unique affiliation with an academic medical center – the University of Colorado Hospital.

“We are passionate about helping patients and families find and stay on the road to recovery,” says CeDAR Director, Frank Lisnow. “We are honored that AEG has chosen to recognize CeDAR by partnering with such an esteemed artist to raise awareness about our work.” Each year, one in four deaths in the United States can be attributed to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug use. CeDAR has helped more than 2,000 individuals and family members deal with addiction and begin to rebuild various aspects of their lives. At CeDAR, treatment includes individual therapy, group counseling, 12-Step study, daily exercise and spiritual guidance. CeDAR also includes state-of-the-art pharmacology in its treatment.

In addition to its 30-day residential treatment program, CeDAR specializes in support programs that help cement and sustain sobriety including the Family Program, Residential Extended Care, Alumni Program and Support. Patients struggling with chemical dependencies may also suffer from co-occurring disorders, such as bi-polar disease, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress or compulsive gambling. CeDAR is the only facility in Colorado that works with co-occurring disorders and has two addiction psychiatrists on staff.

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