Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! We lost our beautiful, amazing son (brother, nephew, uncle, grandson, friend) - Andrew- 3 years ago due to an accidental overdose. It is still difficult to speak of Andrew in a past tense.
The birth of #AndrewsArmy began 2 years ago during the Shatterproof 1st Walk/Run in Kansas City. It grew into the 2nd year, as a direct result of the love & friendship Andrew so freely provided to many. This years' event, KC Rise Up, welcomes all - as Andrew knew no strangers, we share the same. Please wear a shirt that honors your loved one, and we also celebrate the many survivors.
We are proud to share this Lenexa Community Event - #AndrewsArmy - Memorial Walk on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Sar-Ko-Park Trails Park (87th Street & Lackman) in Lenexa, KS. The 3K Walk begins at 9:30am - meeting at the Grand Pavilion. This date was carefully selected - Andrew would have celebrated his 25th Birthday on August 2. This community event is raising funds and awareness for SHATTERPROOF, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation the disease of addiction causes families -- with a portion of the fundraising proceeds remaining in Kansas City - benefiting FIRST CALL, providing help for anyone impacted by addiction.
Shatterproof is changing the conversation about addiction. They are saving lives by helping pass laws that prevent more of our loved ones from becoming addicted to prescription opioids and supporting first responders who can rescue those who overdose. Your support helps expand their efforts to support prevention, treatment, rescue and recovery of addiction.
Please support my fundraiser by JOINING THE KC RISE UP 3K PRESENTED BY #ANDREWSARMY ON AUGUST 3 & WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR MAKING A DONATION TODAY.Together, we are stronger than addiction AND together, we can make a difference.
My heart is forever broken, but this does not define me - I am my son's voice - I am a warrior.
With love, Andrew's Mom - Denise