Support M&M Connect in the Celebration of HOPE Walk 2018



  • Mary Ann Ruane:
    Miss ya lots Moira, Love Aunt Mary Ann

We’re taking a stand for recovery at the 5th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk!

On September 8th, we’ll join the sea of yellow on the Seaside Heights boardwalk to celebrate hope and show those affected by addiction that they are not alone.

  • M&M Connect, a non-profit fully volunteer 501 (c)(3) organization, founded in loving memory of Moira Dougherty and Michelle Carroll supports treatment for individuals suffering from substance-abuse, addiction and mental health related issues. M&M Connect focuses on raising funds to apply to education as deterrent and support treatment of causes of addiction and will subsidize treatment for individuals and established effective organizations already working to treat substance-abuse and addiction.
  • M&M stands for Moira and Michelle

  • M&M Connect Logo Background:

    • The Lily for Moira’s shining star her daughter
    • The Pug is for Gup, Michelle’s adoring dog
    • The Butterfly sighted in the strangest places at the strangest times is that a visit from our loved one, we think so
    • The Ant is for Michelle’s amazing study of Army Ants Bioko Island off Africa
    • The Ladybug sudden appearance and disappearance in an unlikely/unexpected place.  Yep another visit.

  • Connect -  “The Opposite of Addiction is not Sobriety.  The Opposite of Addiction is Connection.” - Johann Hari

    • Hopefully we can all Connect and help each other in some way in the fight against addiction

  • ; The semicolon is embraced by many in the recovery community as a symbol of strength and rebirth.
    • “A semicolon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semicolon is a reminder to pause and then keep going.”
  • It is reminder to stop and think. A reminder to keep going as you have so much to be grateful for. It is reminder than you are not merely a silhouette, but a voice that is meant to be heard. What many fail to understand is that they are not alone, and talking about it is not a crime. On the contrary, it can be your savior. Everyone has a story to tell, your story isn’t over yet. — Gillian Watts