MILLBURN, NJ – Opportunity Project recently hosted two fundraising events in Millburn.

On Oct. 17, Opportunity Project and Co-Chairs Eileen Sudler, Sal Davino, Marshall Freidus, David Genova, Ted Stampoulos and Marc Berson hosted its annual Golf Classic at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ.   The event helped generate funds and raised awareness for people living with brain injuries, securing approximately $180,000 in donations from participants.

“We are grateful for the generous contributions of our donors and supporters whose participation at the Golf Classic will help fund Opportunity Project’s work training and vocational resources, support groups, transportation services and other community resources that help individual’s with brain injury reintegrate into their communities,” said Carol Albanese, Executive Director of Opportunity Project.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, noted fashion designer Derek Lam and makeup executive Olivia Chantecaille participated in a private fashion show for donors to Opportunity Project, a Millburn-based organization providing brain injury programs and awareness. Kerri Berson from Opportunity Project was a co-host for the event, which took place at Neiman Marcus Short Hills.

During the event, Lam showed the Opportunity Project supporters his Spring/Summer 2012 collection and announced that he would be designing a special T-shirt to raise funds for brain injury awareness.  The T-shirt will debut in March 2012, in time for the next Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Opportunity Project, located in Millburn, is a Clubhouse program for people with brain injuries who participate in vocational, educational and social activities, and supportive services. Opportunity Project provides resources and advocacy to assist persons with brain injuries in achieving their goals for community reintegration. No one is turned away despite inability to pay. Opportunity Project is the only Clubhouse model program that exists for people with brain injuries in New Jersey. To learn more, call (973) 921-1000 or visit www.opportunityproject.org.