Email to Courtney Hunter, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Birth & Death: 1953 – 1999
Our mission at www.bradmersereau.com, is to keep Laura’s memory alive with addiction prevention and recovery hope and help for those who want to grab on.
www.bradmersereau.com/laurastory.html highlights my sister’s journey with news articles. Margie Boule’s Oregonian column is especially poignant.
325 teens honor mind, body, and spirit without drugs or alcohol before 21 at www.bradmersereau.com/lauraspledge.html thus significantly reducing the possibility for later addiction.
1080 champions celebrate 19,092 clean & sober years at www.bradmersereau.com/sobriety.html.
We partnered with Central City Concern in 2009 to create a 6-plex for clean & sober recovering women and their children.Laura’s Place has served over 100 clients since 2009 with 3-6 months of transitional housing.
We sponsored a scholarship essay contest in 2008 with Lines for Life and received 125 responses from 24 area high school student about their drug and alcohol refusal strategies:www.bradmersereau.com/student-essays.html
Matching partners have donated $2,400,000 for 9 Portland, Oregon addiction recovery and prevention programs including Laura’s Place since my sister’s death. Total fundraising to date is $3,900,000. Our mission to make Laura’s memory matter continues.
Thank you for this opportunity, Courtney. Please confirm receipt. Brad
Email response from Courtney Hunter
Hi Brad- I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing and I will get to the folks at ONDCP. Please let me know if you need anything else.