Albertsen, Russo and Simmons Join LESC Benefit on May 17

Albertsen, Russo and Simmons Join LESC Benefit on May 17

Heidi Albertsen, Melissa Russo and Justine Simmons will join to raise funds for the Lower Eastside Service Center (LESC), which will benefit the center's camp for at-risk youth and the pregnant women and infant program on Monday, May 17, 2010.  Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons and Rev Run will present the award.  The benefit will be held at Capitale (130 Bowery Street) from 6:30-9:30pm with photos beginning at 6 pm.  For tickets visit

LESC is celebrating its 51st year as a non-profit working with the Lower East Side community to assist those afflicted with substance abuse. It provides a full continuum of treatment and care for New Yorkers living with chemical dependency and mental health issues.

The Benefit Committee includes Alec Baldwin, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Christine & Carl Bernstein, Sir James and Lady Galway and Bob Weinstein. Guests attending to date include Heidi Albertsen, Melissa Russo, Justine Simmons, Russell Simmons and Rev Run. For tickets or to make a donation,

LESC, a 501(c)(3), believes that chemical dependency is a chronic and progressive disease with multiple causes affecting the social, physical, spiritual, cultural and emotional aspects of people's lives. They categorically believe that opioid dependency is medically treatable with proven, clinically researched methods to abate cravings that cause relapse. Its programs offer treatment plans designed for each client's specific needs, outpatient and residential treatment tracks, state-of-the-art medications to help prevent cravings, dual diagnosis assessment and treatment, primary healthcare, vocational counseling and housing assistance.

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