Jesse Hill Memorial Fund

Jesse Jonathan Hill was a kind, loving, and genuine person. His distinctive ear-to-ear  smile could brighten a room and put you at ease, his shoulder was always there to lean on, and his ears were always available to listen. But while Jesse was always the  rock in our lives, he, like so many in this world, had trouble expressing his personal struggles to those who loved him most. To cope with his pain Jesse slowly slipped into a prescription painkiller addiction, which was followed by a deep depression. Tragically, Jesse lost his battle with addiction and depression and in a last-ditch effort to end his ongoing pain, took his  own life on October 30, 2012.

In remembrance of Jesse’s life, we began the Jesse Hill Memorial Wiffle Ball tournament to increase awareness and raise funds to prevent addiction, depression and suicide. This year, all proceeds will be donated to Caron Treatment Center's, My First Year of Recovery Program. Caron’s My First Year of Recovery Program incorporates elements that you can rely on for guidance, support, accountability, and resources in early recovery. This program, which provides support over the course of 12 months, is also a supportive resource for your family members.

Caron’s My First Year was modeled after successful professional monitoring programs, such as those used by healthcare professionals and airline pilots. Like those programs, My First Year provides structured support and protocols that include coaching, random alcohol/drug testing, and participation in recovery/support groups like AA.

My First Year of Recovery provides support and encouragement as they work on a recovery plan, putting in place a foundation for recovery for life.
  • Cheryl Plumly
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Corduff Broderick
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Barbara Mahoney
    • $125 
    • 16 mos
  • Melanie Seweryn
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Denise Sobolewski
    • $250 
    • 16 mos
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Danny Kessler
Philadelphia, PA

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