email correspondence with Jim Redden of the Portland Tribune,


Our mission @ is to make the memory of my sister Laura matter with addiction prevention and recovery resources. Todd Murphy wrote a 12-27-05 Portland Tribunefront page article and we continue to progress exponentially. Google Analytics documents 80,000 webpage views since our May 2006 website launch. 921 champions currently celebrate 12,900 clean and sober years on our Sobriety Anniversary webpage. Our micro goal is to welcome 1000 Sobriety Anniversaries and 250 Sobriety Pledges. Our macro goal by 2025 is to welcome 25,000 addiction-free years and 1000 Sobriety Pledges. 221 teens honor mind, body, and spirit without drugs or alcohol before 21 @ Laura’s Pledge thus significantly reducing the possibility for addiction in adulthood. I hope you will peruse our website and conclude that a follow-up story on our proactive work honoring Laura’s memory would be of interest and service to your readers.

Thanks for your consideration,

Brad Mersereau