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Hanley Foundation picnic to fight substance abuse

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

Longtime Hanley Foundation supporters Taylor and James Schneider are chairing the picnic. [Photo by the Tracey Benson Photography]

Hanley Foundation’s 28th annual Family Picnic, a fundraiser for substance misuse prevention programming in schools throughout Florida, will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Pavilion, 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.

Taylor Schneider and Hanley board member James Schneider, both longtime supporters of the Family Picnic and the Hanley mission, are chairing the event. The picnic has a fall festival theme and features lunch, entertainment and a silent auction. Activities for kids include a petting zoo and an ice cream bar.

Tickets are $50 for children ages 4 to 17 and $250 for adults. Children 3 and younger are free.

“As parents, Taylor and I are fierce advocates of Hanley Foundation’s mission to empower young people to make healthy choices, foster their self-esteem, and prevent them from drinking or taking drugs,” James Schneider says. “This event helps support the programs that enable Hanley to reach even more students across Florida and equip them with essential learning tools to help prevent substance misuse.”

The mission of the foundation’s prevention department has broadened the past two decades to encompass programming for all ages, with a particular focus on middle and high school students. Programming for that age group is designed to delay the age of first use by using the teen need for self-discovery and validation. Teens are educated about the actual effects of drugs and alcohol and have their misconceptions corrected.

Hanley delivers programming in 32 of Florida’s 67 counties. In 2022, the foundation provided over $7.15 million in prevention and education services helping more than 75,000 students, parents and caregivers.

For more information, visit, call 561-268-2355, or email


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