Rialzo’s return raises $470,000 for addiction, recovery programs

From The Star Press

MUNCIE, Ind. – Meridian Health Services’ Rialzo XI charity gala in May drew more than 700 attendees and raised more than $470,000, according to a release.

Held in a new venue this year, at the Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility on Ball State University’s campus, this year’s event on May 14 marked its return after being canceled for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Profits from the Kentucky-Derby-themed event will help support Meridian’s Addictions and Recovery Centers (ARC), Maternal Treatment Program (MTP), Women’s Recovery Home, Home with Hope, and other Meridian Addictions and Recovery programs.

“There was a renewed focus on our purpose this year due to the increased need for Addictions and Recovery programs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Hank Milius, Meridian’s president and CEO, said in the release.

During the Rialzo XI program, Governor Eric Holcomb was awarded the Rialzo Spirit of Meridian Award, in recognition of proactive actions in promoting healthier communities.