On January 30, 2016 the SHARE Foundation along with our co-sponsors, Young People in Recovery and Palm Beach Wellness and Recovery, hosted the 2nd Annual Mark Garwood Birthday Bash and Cookout in honor of Mark’s birthday. Over 150 people were in attendance for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and games. The highlight of the event was the awarding of educational scholarships to four deserving young women who are solidly in recovery and eager to resume their college education. At the inaugural cookout last year we awarded our first $5,000 scholarship to Jessie Ewing. This year, as a result of the incredible support and generosity of the Foundation’s benefactors we awarded $5,000 grants to Cristina Farah, Kayla Reed, Morgan Taylor, and Alana Warner. The Foundation is committed to expand our scholarship efforts throughout the coming year. Thank you to all who contribute to and support this vital initiative.
Today is Mark's Birthday. Today Erica and I celebrate the life of our beloved son. The pain of his loss lingers, but the hope and comfort of his legacy builds each day as we move ahead with The Mark Garwood Share Foundation efforts. Erica and I want to extend our deep and heartfelt gratitude to all who have stood with us through these very difficult times. We are blessed. May God bring grace and blessings to each of you and your families. We miss you, Mark. Happy Birthday!