ITHACA, NY (August 12, 2016) — On July 27, Mohamed Abdelrehim, General Manager of Homewood Suites Ithaca, participated in the Shatterproof Challenge. The challenge required participants to raise money for the chance to rappel down the 22-story Hilton Hartford in Connecticut. The money raised by Abdelrehim added to the more than $250,000 that was raised at the event. Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, an extension of one of the nation’s top hotel and convention center management companies, Waterford Hotel Group, co-partnered with Shatterproof for the third year on the Hartford challenge. Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting children from developing addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease.
“Participating in the Shatterproof Challenge was such an amazing experience,” commented Abdelrehim. “I know the success of the event helped efforts to raise awareness for the Shatterproof cause, as well as the mission of the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation to support the communities in which our associates live and work.”
A total of more than 160 individuals accepted the Shatterproof Challenge and rappelled down the Hilton Hartford. The event, in addition to raising vital funds to prevent and treat addiction, rose awareness to breakdown the stigma about the disease. The Shatterproof Challenge is currently supporting key addiction policy initiatives at the federal and state levels and educating Americans through events, public service announcements and digital and social media.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca
The three-story Homewood Suites Ithaca is located in the Village of Lansing, NY, and features 91 residential-style studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing. Other amenities include an indoor pool, fitness room, and meeting facilities. Complimentary wireless high-speed internet is available in each guest suite, as well as in the Lodge and meeting room. Guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast and a Welcome Home reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Homewood Suites Ithaca is conveniently situated near many local tourist attractions, including many shopping areas and the Cayuga Wine Trail.
Shatterproof is a national non-profit dedicated to reducing the devastation that addiction to prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and alcohol cause to families, and ending the stigma of those affected by this disease. Shatterproof provides information and resources for those living with addiction and their families, enabling powerful new evidence-based approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery, and takes the issue to the steps of Capitol Hill.
About Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
In 2006, Waterford Group and its affiliates formed the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, a registered 501c3 nonprofit, which supports the communities in which their associates live and work. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of others through monetary and gift-in-kind donations, as well as volunteering at various events. Waterford associates donate to the Foundation through voluntary payroll contributions, as well as participate in numerous fundraising events each year. This allows the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation to support many charitable causes, both on a national and regional level.