Stayed tuned for the 2020 version of this event, with dates and information, we aim to go bigger and better in 2020!
The Board of Directors thanks everyone who joined us for our 2nd annual for “Those on a Path to Recovery” Fundraising Event. The event took place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville – Mundelein, 510 East IL Route 83, Mundelein, IL 60060.
The Lake County Opioid Initiative’s mission is to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain a multi-strategy county-wide effort to prevent opioid abuse, addiction, overdose, and death.
The Lake County Opioid Initiative has launched programs to help support citizens impacted by the opioid epidemic. The Police Naloxone Program has saved over 360 lives since December 25, 2014. Text-A-Tip, a digital crisis intervention service, has received over 30,000 texts since September 30, 2015. The Lake County Opioid Initiative has collaborated with community leaders to bring prevention education information to parents and students. In 2019, a total of five opioid/heroin prevention education programs have been conducted across Lake County. Lastly, the ‘A Way Out’ program has assisted over 650 individuals access treatment.
Following a 2007 alcohol related fatal traffic crash which took the lives of two underage boys in Deerfield, the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force (Task Force) was created. The Task Force was formed by combining the efforts of the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association and the Lake County After School Coalition. The mission of the Task Force is ‘to provide leadership and resources to reduce and prevent underage drinking and other youth substance use in Lake County’ - and their vision is ‘to have a county-wide environment where youth achieve their full potential.’ Over the past decade the Task Force has accomplished many of its goals including:Passing consistent Social Host Ordinances throughout the countyPassing an Illinois Social Host Law which includes criminal sanctionsSuccessfully obtaining a Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant to enhance our effortsPlacing prescription drug collection boxes in almost every police station in the countyCreating a state law to allow for the safe disposal of prescription drugsCoordinating enforcement efforts including Liquor License Compliance checks throughout the county.Working with youth to promote healthy decisionsPromoting and successfully adding schools who participate in the Illinois Youth SurveyProducing educational media such as a newspaper inserts and video messages.Educating legislators and the community on the harms of marijuana. Much more can be accomplished in the future by the Task Forces with the support of the community.
Please consider one of our sponsorship packages which will ensure further resources for those who are being affected:
In addition to our Sponsorship packages, Corporate Tables are available for $750 seating 10 people.
Individual tickets are also available for $75.
We expect over 200 members and guests, including mayors, directors and key community leaders at the event in September. This is our major fundraiser event, and we are promoting it with an ad book, invitations, and press releases to the local media.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cynthia Vargas or Bill Gentes during regular business hours or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to sharing this great event with you!