Basecamp Recovery Center Anniversary
On August 25, 2021, Basecamp Recovery Center celebrated its one year anniversary with a community open house attended by members of the recovery treatment community, philanthropic leaders, community leaders, and patients of Basecamp.
Founder Dr. Rob Graessle, former Grant Hospital Emergency Room Physician, stated that in addition to celebrating the first year of service to the community, Basecamp also reached their 500th patient in the same week. During the event, guests received an overview of Basecamp’s treatment program, and volunteers and staff educated attendees about the community impact of addiction and recovery services, including the introduction of a new nonprofit, Fund the Climb. Fund the Climb was founded by board members Dr. Rob Graessle, Amelia Jeffers, and Eric VanZwieten in response to an overwhelming number of patients whose ancillary expenses represent a barrier to treatment in recovery programs. In just the first 6 months of Basecamp’s operation, more than $195,000 of free services and outside expenses were administered in support of their patients.