email message to Therese Bottomly, Editor and VP of Content for The Oregonian.

Dear Therese,

I will always remain grateful to Tom Hallman for his thoughtful story about honoring my sister’s memory and “Laura’s Place.” I believe that the drug and alcohol addiction prevention resources we offer through our Sobriety Pledge and Sobriety Anniversary webpages at continue to save lives. I would welcome another Oregonian article about our work. 1171 champions celebrate 28,000 clean and sober years. 458 teens honor mind, body, and spirit without drugs or alcohol before 21 thus significantly reducing their possibility for later addiction.

Sincerely, Brad Mersereau