Special to The Advocate
The Malden community came together in grand fashion on Thursday night at the Irish American as Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) hosted its annual comedy night. This year’s event was held in memory of MOA Board Member/Treasurer the late Domenic DiSario. Dommie lost his battle with cancer nearly two years ago, but due to Covid the Malden community wasn’t able to properly give him the recognition and send-off he deserved. That all changed as more than 300 people jammed the gala event, a night filled with great food, good conversation, loads of raffle prizes and the best comedians around. Members of MOA and Club 24 filled several tables – all there to honor their friend Dom. Members of Dom’s family were in attendance as well.
Dom’s memory was on everyone’s heart and in their words, with his brother Phil offering gratitude, encouragement and some closure to those in attendance. MOA President Paul Hammersley spoke emotionally about the impact Dom had on his own recovery and growth.
While Dom lost his battle with cancer, he was victorious in his addiction battle. Dom always encouraged MOA to have people in recovery share their victories. Last night, three courageous speakers with affiliations to MOA and Club 24 offered their thanks and hope in telling their own personal story. Dom’s impact was evident.
The night ended with raucous laughter, a good medicine for those in attendance. A big shout out to Malden’s own beloved comedian Dave Russo, who emceed the comedy portion.
Malden Overcoming Addiction would like to thank all of the many guests, volunteers and business and nonprofit partners who supported us at the event. We couldn’t do it without you!
If you or anyone you know would like more information about Malden Overcoming Addiction, please visit the website at https://www.maldenovercomingaddiction.com