Did you know?

Prescription painkiller overdoses have more than quadrupled in the past 20 years, killing 16,917 people in 2011 alone.

* sources:  CDC, July 2014

At first it was a lifeline. Now it is a noose around my neck.

Steve Rummler suffered from chronic pain and addiction to his prescribed pain medications. He died of an accidental overdose. A note with the words above was found among his belongings.

 

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Foundation News

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Foundation Vice President, Lexi Reed Holtum attended the Senate Addiction Forum, in Washington DC. (Photo shows Lexi with Senator Portman of Ohio.)  The forum was hosted by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). In addition to the Senators other presenters at the forum included medical experts who spoke about the science of addiction, and key stake holders who outlined the collateral consequences of our country's current responses to addiction and the solutions we need to live into.

Upcoming Events

Please join us on Sunday January 18th for the 3rd annual Night of Music at Tuttle's Eat Bowl Play in Hopkins, Minnesota.   Support the Foundation and gather with friends for an evening of music by the GooneyBirds and other local bands ... starting at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us on Monday June 22nd on the Roof Deck for the 4th annual Steve Rummler Day at Target Field.  Mark you calendar now.  Details will follow.