WELLFLEET— Despite Hurricane Dorian, waves pounding the beach, and winds blowing at the Beachcomber, the Live for Lou fundraiser was the best ever, raising $70,000 for addiction support and athletic scholarships.

Held Sept. 7, the sixth annual event at the Beachcomber brought out more than 500 people, according to a press release.

Annually, the funds raised at this event help people and families affected by the disease of addiction. It is named after Louie LeBart, who died due to opioid addiction in 2014 at age 25.

During the event, Katrina Fryklund, the Live for Lou chair, asked attendees who have been impacted by addition to raise their hand and every person’s arm went up.

Since 2014 LFL has given over $100,000 towards recovery initiatives on Cape Cod and to those pursuing a career on Cape Cod in addiction counseling.

In 2018 LFL designed and continues to maintain the WelLFLeet Memorial Garden in Wellfleet Center, a place to memorialize those who have died too soon.

LFL continues to grant scholarships to athletes pursuing a college education graduating from Nauset Regional High School.

To learn more: www.liveforlou.com