Purple Butterfly Ball and La Nuit Violette Celeberate Hanley at 25

Michael Hanley, Jr., Amy Hanley Rothermel, Mary Jane Hanley, Kristin Hanley and Mimi Hanley.

Palm Beach, FL – Butterfly centerpieces scattered beneath the soaring fresco-painted ceiling of The Breakers ballroom greeted more than 250 guests celebrating the Hanley Center’s 25th anniversary helping individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction.

The Silver Jubilee celebration – the “Purple Butterfly Ball” – and La Nuit Violette (The Purple Night) after-party benefitted treatment and prevention programming for youth at Hanley Center.

The evening honored Hanley Center founders Mary Jane and Jack Hanley along with key supporters Anne Keresey and Anita Hamilton Michaels.

Anita and Sam Michaels.

Urban Gypsy provided the featured musical entertainment during the evening, which also included a live auction dedicated to Hanley Center’s Passport to Peace, a prevention program designed to help elementary-aged students avoid the pressure that could lead to early substance abuse.

The celebration continued with the after party, where guests danced into the night to DJ Adam Lipson. Guests shopped at the bangle extravaganza by Alex and Ani, “Silver Jubilee Exclusive Jeweler of the Ball,” and enjoyed sweet treats by the Donut Divas.

“Hanley Center’s overriding priority is to help as many people as possible,” said Dr. Rachel Docekal, who leads Hanley Center Foundation. “Hanley Center has focused the past 25 years on education and prevention, understanding and treating the disease of addiction and helping families tormented by drugs and alcohol. With the help of tonight’s supporters and the surrounding community, we are able to expand our critical work.”

Leadership for the Purple Butterfly Ball included Honorary Chairmen Linda and Mike Hanley; Chairmen Isabel and Richard Furlaud, Barbara and Doyle Rogers, and Caroline and Bailey B. Sory. Petra Levin served as gala ambassador along with committee members Lyanne Azqueta, Kim Coleman, Nicholas Coniglio, Susan Goldstein, Terry Lehman, Fran Marcone, Amy Hanley Rothermel, Alexander Warner and David Warner.

Barbara and Doyle Rogers.

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., Hanley Center is a non-profit organization that offers a broad spectrum of programs focused on the disease of addiction. From detoxification and medical stabilization to individualized treatment and continuing-care planning, Hanley Center offers treatment programs designed by professional experts in their respective fields.

Unique to the Center is the “Hanley Model of Care,” which includes age- and gender-specific treatment programs. These tailored programs ensure patients leave equipped with the necessary tools to move forward on their recovery.

For more information on the Hanley Center, call (561) 841-1212 or visit www.hanleycenter.org.


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