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Annual Holiday Tradition 2023

KGMF will be participating in the Family Treatment Court for the 19th year. The Foundation giving out presents to children of the patients who are currently involved with the program.

We are always happy to be able to help every year, and especially this year during even harder times for many. We would also like to wish everyone a happy, safe, and warm holiday season.

Annual Holiday Tradition

We look forward to two annual traditions every holiday season.

KGMF will be donating hats and gloves for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY; the necessities especially during this time of year when the weather is getting colder.

KGMF will also be participating in the Family Treatment Court, giving out presents to children of the patients who are currently involved with the program.

We are always happy to be able to help every year, and especially this year during even harder times for many. We would also like to wish everyone a happy, safe, and warm holiday season.

Suffern High School 2022 Scholarship Award: May 25, 2022

The foundation awarded its 2022 scholarship at Suffern High School during their annual Evening of Excellence.  This year’s recipient was Ilana Feder, the valedictorian for the class, who will be attending Harvard this Fall.

Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites

New York City has authorized two supervised injection sites in Manhattan, becoming the first U.S. city to officially open facilities in an attempt to curb a surge in overdose deaths caused by increasingly potent street drugs.
The two sites, located in East Harlem and Washington Heights, have trained staff who provide clean needles, administer naloxone to reverse overdoses, and provide users with options for addiction treatment. Users bring their own drugs to the sites. The two sites were already operating as needle exchange programs and are now operating as “overdose prevention” centers.
Despite controversy, proponents believe the facilities will help prevent overdose deaths as well as stem the problem of public drug use that can often leave a trail of used syringes on the streets or in parks. To learn more about the new injection sites and varying points of view over the legal and moral implicatiosn of sanctioning illegal drug use, visit here.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23 – October 31 with the mission to help keep kids drug-free. The 2021 theme, created by 7th grader Marin Wurst, is Drug Free Looks Like Me. The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by living drug-free.
Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. In honor of Kiki’s memory, friends and neighbors began wearing red badges of satin and parents began to embrace the belief that one person can make a difference. This eventually led to adopting the Red Ribbon symbol to serve as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.
You can get involved by purchasing merchandise, taking the pledge, donating, or sharing your story. To learn more information about the Red Ribbon Campaign, please visit here.

Stronger Together Run Series Fundraising Event

We are pleased to announce the Second Annual race series being presented in partnership with Westchester Medical Center Foundation. The Kyle Goldberg Memorial Foundation will be sponsoring the 10K walk/run.

Participants can challenge themselves by joining in person or participating virtually from anywhere in the world.

Walkers and runners can select their preferred distance of 5K, 10K, half marathon or 20 Miler. Regardless of the race chosen, all proceeds and donations will benefit the Kyle Goldberg Memorial Foundation. The in person and virtual races have both been postponed – stay tuned for rescheduled updated!

Sign up or donate to Team Kyle here!

Sponsorships are also available but require a check or other form of payment to be mailed in.  If you are interested in a sponsorship please email and we can send you the form and instructions.

Looking forward to your continued support!

Naloxone Virtual Overdose Prevention Training

How to Save Lives with Naloxone: Virtual Overdose Prevention Training will be taking place on Thursday August 19, 2021 at 6:30PM via Zoom. The training is free and all participants will receive a kit by mail following training.

Naloxone is a prescription medicine that reverses an overdose by blocking heroin or other opioids in the nervous system for 30-90 minutes.

The training will be presented by The Maxwell Institute of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center and  sponsored by Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and The Community Fund. The event will also feature guest Pastor Andrew Columbia from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.


You can register for the event to receive the zoom ID invitation by sending an email to:

A State of Emergency

New York State Senator Pete Harckham, chair of the Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, called on President Biden and Governor Cuomo to declare a state of emergency in the United States and New York, respectively, to fight the overdose epidemic.

Harckham wants to address the public health crisis and use every public health resource possible to stop the increase in overdose deaths occurring daily. Harckham is urging federal and state officials to act with urgency in order to save the lives of friends, family, and neighbors in New York and around the country. The request follows the release of a report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention stating over 93,000 people in the U.S. died of a drug overdose in 2020. This is an average of about 250 people per day. This is four times the number of people who have died from gun violence where 19,380 lives were lost in comparison.

Governor Cuomo recently declared a state of emergency regarding gun violence and Harckham feels we need similar moral outrage regarding the latest overdose statistics. As Harckham said “It is as if these lost lives simply do not matter, and the specter of future lives lost matters even less…It’s now time to officially declare it so and begin to provide all the resources possible to save lives.”

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