BENEFITING: LEARN TO COPE INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
Derek Ratliff was taken far too soon from his family and friends on March 20, 2015 at the age of 31 due to the disease of addiction.
I am running the 2016 Boston Marathon in tribute to Derek. To honor his memory I am raising funds and making a donation in his name. Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one dealing with addition and recovery.
Derek's mother Cheryl has been in involved with Learn to Cope for several years. She has drawn strength and support from others who understand her situation.
I myself am in recovery and know how important a supportive fellowship has been to my own sobriety.