I have been touched in a very personal manner by addiction and lost people who were close to me because of it. It took me a while to understand that it is a disease similar to cancer or diabetes, and it's so important to educate people on what addiction really is and to shatter the stigma that all too often goes along with it. Caron is a comprehensive addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare provider that offers age-specific and gender-separate rehabilitation for teens, young adults and adults. They have centers on the East Coast and do an amazing job of treating not just the addiction, but the whole person. Their gala this year will be held on May 10 at Cipriani 42nd Street and its a really wonderful event that not only raises more for this important cause, but also brings the truth about addiction into focus.