Beverly Hills, CA – On Friday, September 7th Ferrari Beverly Hills attended the annual Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular was held at The Beverly Hilton, located in in Beverly Hills. This marked the 13th year of the foundation and raised more than $1.8 million dollars for alcohol and drug awareness and prevention. The foundation and its Brent’s Club program seek to build strong educational and social communities in some of LA’s most socioeconomically challenged neighborhoods in order to offer positive alternatives to drug use.
Hosted by Linell and Robert Shapiro, the event featured a musical performance by Rock and Roll Legend – David Lee Roth, and was emceed by noted actor and ‘Extra’ host, Mario Lopez. This year, the Spirit of Sobriety Award was given to “True Blood” actor, Joe Manganiello.
In October 2005, Brent Shapiro, after 18 months of sobriety, had a couple of drinks and half a tab of ecstasy at a party celebrating his senior year at USC. He immediately became ill, but no one called for emergency services. A day and a half later, Robert and Linell Shapiro buried their oldest son. The Shapiro family, including younger son Grant, began the Brent Shapiro Foundation in the weeks following Brent’s death to honor his life, but more importantly, create awareness about chemical dependence and prevent its spread.
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