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December 22, 2016

McShin Foundation Named Recipient of the 2016 kaléo Cares Award

Award Honors Outstanding Achievements Serving Patients in Need

Richmond, Va. (December 22, 2016) – Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced the McShin Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization in Richmond, Virginia, has been awarded the 2016 kaléo Cares Award for outstanding achievements serving patients in need.

The McShin Foundation, founded in 2004, is a non-profit full-service Recovery Community Organization, committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders (SUD). McShin offers peer-to-peer intervention and recovery services, residential recovery support and a new program for high school students. The organization responds to more than 200,000 recovery support requests each year.

“We are pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of the McShin Foundation,” said Spencer Williamson, CEO of kaléo. “What they have accomplished for thousands of people in the community is truly inspirational. As expressed so well in their mission statement, McShin delivers a message of hope for people in recovery as they seek a healthier life.”

“This honor is amazing. Being a person in long-term recovery and helping those with Substance Use Disorders is priceless,” said Honesty Liller, CEO of the McShin Foundation. “A huge thank you to kaléo for recognizing us for helping to heal families and save lives.”

The first kaléo Cares Award was presented in October 2015 to Chelsea Laliberte of Arlington Heights, Illinois, who founded “Live4Lali,” a non-profit organization, in the memory of her brother Alex who lost his life to an opioid overdose. Live4Lali’s Overdose Prevention Program has trained thousands of first responders, treatment providers, medical professionals, businesses, legislators and community members in Lake County, Illinois to identify and take action in an opioid emergency situation, such as an overdose.

The McShin Foundation, just in the last year alone, expanded their residential capacity to 155 beds, started their fifth jail-based recovery group, known as Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (HARP), and launched the first recovery high school, the “McShin Academy,” in Virginia.

“kaléo is very proud to recognize the McShin Foundation for their remarkable efforts to help patients in need,” said Mark A. Herzog, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at kaléo. “The amazing impact they are having, family by family, across the greater Richmond community is truly inspiring.”