NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Dawn Scherma is raising funds to help opiate addicts get the help they need.

Scherma recently started a non-profit organization called By The Dawn's Early Light, whose mission is "to improve the life of a chemical dependent person and his or her family, both physically and mentally, by providing guidance through financial help and knowledge of recovery programs," according to the website.

"One month of rehab can cost up to $3,000," Scherma said on her fundraising page. "Not only would the money be raised to help with a recovery program, but it would also be used for after treatment. I want those who are affected to know that they are human and are loved."

The organization is holding it's first annual fundraiser called A Hope For A New Tomorrow April 29 from 4 to 10 p.m. Doors for the event will open at 4 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

Beginning at 7 p.m. three comedians are scheduled to perform. The event also includes door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a chinese raffle. Tickets cost $20 or 2 for $35 if purchased in advance. Tickets will be for sale at the door for $25 the day of.

The event is being held at the Nordonia Hills Event Center in Summit Plaza in the village. All proceeds will go toward providing financial assistance for addiction treatment. For more information visit or text Scherma at 234-380-7557.

Briana Barker: 330-541-9432