By Jack Shea, Nov 28, 2018
NEWBURYPORT — When Mitch Cohen was in the throes of addiction two years ago, he did all the heavy lifting to get himself sober, but the Pelican Intervention Fund lent a helping hand.
Cohen will put his physical strength to the test Sunday at the RPS Powerlifting Championships in Lebanon, New Hampshire, while raising money for the Pelican Intervention Fund as part of his Pounds for Pelican fundraiser.
The Pelican Intervention Fund is a Newburyport-based nonprofit that pays for residential 12-step recovery programs for low-income adults struggling with alcohol or drug addiction on the North Shore. It was founded in 2015 by Kim Keene, Steven Keene and Elizabeth McCarthy.