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"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University in "Harris Project at Pace"

10/17/2018

"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University in "Harris Project at Pace"

The Harris project is named for Harris Marquesano, a 19-year-old from Ardsley who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2013. Harris had what is termed “co-occurring disorders” – one or more mental health disorders coupled with substance misuse or addiction. The Harris project, designed to call attention to the need for early intervention, was founded by Harris’ mother, Stephanie Marquesano. Recently more than 350 project supporters staged the first Co-Occurring Disorder Awerness Walk in the U.S. at Pace University’s stadium in Pleasantville.

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"The Gazette" featured Pace University in "Pace University hosted the Harris project at its Pleasantville campus"

10/17/2018

"The Gazette" featured Pace University in "Pace University hosted the Harris project at its Pleasantville campus"

Pace University hosted the Harris project at its Pleasantville campus on Sunday, September 30, the first Co-Occurring Disorder (COD) Awareness Walk in the U.S. More than 350 people participated, including members of Pace’s men’s and women’s lacrosse; women’s basketball, soccer, softball and field hockey team; as well as more than 80 student-athletes from Mercy College and volunteers form Valhalla High School. Entertainment was provided by Zeke Thomas, a survivor of sexual assault trauma and substance abuse and the son of NBA legend, philanthropist and Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas. The landmark event was co-organized by the founder of the Harris project, Stephanie Marquesano of Ardsley (third from right).

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