MOA &KISS Forever Raise Funds For Recovery Coach Program


Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) recently partnered with Kiss Forever for a fundraiser at the Malden Irish American Club. Proceeds will benefit MOA’s Recovery Coach program. On hand to support and speak at the fully packed event were Mayor Gary Christenson, State Senator Jason Lewis and Police Chief Kevin Molis, who all thanked MOA members for their invaluable work in the community fighting the Opioid Crisis.  


MOA Board member Dana Brown emceed the event and Treasurer Domenic DiSario and President Paul Hammersley thanked sponsors for their tremendous generosity in supporting MOA’s important mission. Paul also paid homage to his good friend Edward Wilcox, a young Malden man who sadly lost his life to the disease of addiction this past week. Paul then introduced Drew M., who being 3 months sober is truly grateful for the help and dedication of MOA. Drew credits MOA for sticking with him and providing him with resources for his journey in recovery.


Kiss Forever then rocked the crowd in signature costume and makeup getting folks to their feet with their legendary heavy metal music. Paul Hammersley surprised attendees by getting into Kiss attire and joining the band on stage as a guest singer for the song Hide Your Heart! Delicious food was provided by Henry’s Catering, and raffle items donated by members of the community raised much-needed funds to continue the fight against the disease of addiction.


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.