ARCHway Institute hosted its 7th annual Experiencing Hope Gala on March 6 at the LiUna event center. The event had a reception and silent auction, dinner and addresses from board members and the co-founders of the organization, Dan and Jan Stuckey.
The ARCHway Health Award was presented to Christine Jacobs, MD, and Katie Heiden-Rootes, Phd.. Keynote speaker Jordan Hampton shared his Story of Hope, a success that was met through his struggle and recovery with the ARCHway Institute. There was also a surprise appearance by St. Louis County Executive Sam Page. The event raises money for addiction and substance abuse recovery programs and awareness of addiction as a disease. ARCHway Institute offers programs and resources to help families and those affected by substance abuse, helping people heal during their journey of recovery.
"The people we have met and worked with and helped have become such a part of our lives, and knowing recovery is possible should give us all hope," Jan Stuckey said. "Knowing that we can help change the stigma attached to this disease, along with watching those in recovery and their families enjoy giving back and moving forward, is very fulfilling."