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Outrunning Addiction

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THE STORY:

CHRIS ATWOOD FOUNDATION INC wrote -

We are experiencing the worst opioid epidemic in the nation's history.  

Drug overdose now kills more Americans than car accidents.  Help us fight to keep our youth alive and our families whole! 

The statistics are scary... but they aren't just numbers. They are real people, like our sweet, funny, and handsome Chris, many of whom desperately want to get better, but suffer from a debilitating disease that many people say they deserve to have. 

One thing is clear - this is no longer someone else's problem.  It's happening right in our backyard.  You might not always see it, because the stigma of this disease makes many suffer in silence, but you do know someone who has been effected by it.  

If we are going to stop losing lives, especially young ones, we must all do something. 

What We are Doing

The Chris Atwood Foundation is working to combat this opioid crisis by spreading awareness, education, and access to a life-saving overdose antidote called Naloxone.  

Naloxone works safely and effectively in as little as 3 minutes to reverse an otherwise fatal overdose from prescription pain killers or heroin.  Some states, including VA, have passed new laws allowing anyone to carry it, but there are still significant barriers to getting the medication into the hands of those who need it - like the recently doubled cost, and training requirements.

In beginning of June, The Chris Atwood Foundation held the area's first Layperson Naloxone training class where 25 people, mostly family members of someone using opioids, learned how to reverse opioid overdose.  More classes are in the works.  

We believe that everyone who has a loved one taking opioids for any reason should have this medication on hand just like someone with an allergy would carry an epi-pen.  Please help us in our fight to stop opioids from claiming more lives.

No one should have to discover their loved one dying of an overdose and be powerless to save them. 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,065

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Elisheva Goldwasser

    $36

  • Amy Stanton

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lee Family

    $50

  • Toni Schaeffer & Family

    $50

  • Erin Ledford

    $20

  • Mary Stuthmann

     

  • Yamamoto

    $50

  • Spencer Brothers

    $20

  • Uncle Steve

    $50

  • Kelly Sacks

    $50

  • Victoria Stinnett

    $20

  • Mireya & Christer Ahl

    $100

  • Jordan & Megan

    $30

  • Stephanie Sparrow

    $15

  • Liz Kosto

    $20

  • Missy Wheeler

    $20

  • Amy Almony

    $20

  • Osa Fitch

    $369

  • Rebekah & David Castro

    $40

  • Freedman Fam

    $25

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107% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,060 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ginny Atwood

Amount Raised

$9,848

 

90% Raised of $11,000 Goal

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Amanda Thoburn

Amount Raised

$2,526

 

101% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Allison Byers

Amount Raised

$2,348

 

94% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Spencer Brothers

Amount Raised

$1,800

 

90% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Beth Boucher

Amount Raised

$1,610

 

107% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Rebekah Castro

Amount Raised

$1,065

 

107% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jenni Seong

Amount Raised

$705

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Shea Johnson

Amount Raised

$610

 

61% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Freedman Fam

Freedman Fam

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Rebekah & David  Castro

Rebekah & David Castro

DONATION: $40

Christopher, I am so glad that I can run this race in your memory! I will forever miss you Boo! 3 years ago

Osa Fitch

Osa Fitch

DONATION: $369

3 years ago

Amy Almony

Amy Almony

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Missy Wheeler

Missy Wheeler

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Liz Kosto

Liz Kosto

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Stephanie Sparrow

Stephanie Sparrow

DONATION: $15

Naloxone saves lives! 3 years ago

Jordan & Megan

Jordan & Megan

DONATION: $30

Thank you for bringing the addiction struggle into the light. We will be blessing every step of your run! 3 years ago

Mireya & Christer Ahl

Mireya & Christer Ahl

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Victoria Stinnett

Victoria Stinnett

DONATION: $20

3 years ago