An Honorable Man
Megan House Foundation Tees up Robert Gignac as Honoree
For Annual Fore Hope and Recovery Golf Tournament
Gignac has been Chairman of the Foundation’s Board since 2015
and has been a leader in the fight against addiction in the Greater Lowell area
LOWELL, MA – The Megan House Foundation is pleased to announce Robert J. Gignac as the Honoree for the 7th Annual “Fore” Hope and Recovery Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament is the first in-person event held by the Foundation since the onset of the COVID pandemic and is scheduled to tee off Monday June 14, 2021 at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, MA.
Gignac has served as Chairman of the Megan House Foundation Board of Directors since its inception in 2015, guiding the organization from infancy to its current standing, lauded by none other than Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as “a model to be emulated nationwide.” His steady hand at the helm and tireless advocacy on behalf of young women in recovery have been one of the cornerstones of the Foundation’s success in serving over 300 residents and 93 graduates of the program. Gignac also serves on the City of Lowell Opiate Crisis Task Force. In January of 2020, he was honored as a “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics during a game at the Boston Garden in recognition of his work on the opiate epidemic.
“Robert’s passion for our mission has been evident since Day 1,” said Megan House Foundation Executive Director Pamela Huntley. “He established the framework that allows our team to flourish and has allowed us to overcome the obstacles any foundation faces in its early years, let alone in the incredibly challenging environment the COVID pandemic created over this past year.”
Gignac lives in Lowell’s Centralville neighborhood with his wife Alyssa and their soon to be two year old daughter, Kennedy. In his rare spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, golfing, attending Celtics games and volunteering for Megan’s House and other local organizations. He is also a candidate to represent his neighborhood in the Lowell City Council in this Fall’s city elections.
“Losing friends and family to addiction made me realize we can’t just sit back and let others deal with this crisis,” said Gignac. “It is humbling to be recognized, but in reality, the success of this organization is a total team effort between the entire Board of Directors, our dedicated staff, and most importantly, the courageous young women at Megan’s House and Erin’s House who make the choice to fight for recovery each and every day.”
The mission of the Megan House Foundation is to improve the quality of life of its residents through an evidence-based substance use disorder treatment program that emphasizes individual dignity, self-respect and empowerment. Through its long-term residential treatment program and Success Homes, the organization has established a culture that promotes wellness and success.
Registration to sponsor or participate in the “Fore” Hope and Recovery Golf Tournament is now open. For more information, visit www.themeganhouse.org