email to Lorraine McNeil-Popper at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: drugfree.org

Sent: December 2016

Dear Lorraine,

Our mission to honor my sister Laura who died June 13, 1999 due to medical complications from her 25-year alcohol addiction continues. We have received over 100,000 webpage views at www.bradmersereau.com since launching May 1, 2006. 1065 champions celebrate 17,832 clean & sober years on our Sobriety Anniversary webpage. 125 teens offered their drug and alcohol refusal skills in an essay contest which we co-sponsored with Lines for Life in Portland, Oregon in 2008. Most importantly, 303 teens honor mind, body and spirit without drugs or alcohol before 21, thus significantly reducing possibility for later addiction as documented by Joseph A. Califano Jr.’s CASA Columbia University research. Feel free to share our resources with those who need them.

Sincerely, Brad Mersereau

p.s. We have raised $3,600,000 including $2,200,000 in matching funds for 9 Portland, Oregon addiction prevention recovery programs including “Laura’s Place,” a 6-plex, sponsored through Central City Concern which has been a safe and secure transitional home for 101 mothers and their children since 2009.

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