Two years ago I asked for your support on behalf of a new organization called Shatterproof. It is trying to save lives lost to addiction, and to eliminate the stigma associated with this disease. Many of you very generously donated as I rappelled down the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati in honor of the brother and sister I lost to this scourge. It was the first time I’d talked in a public way about my very shattered family. But not the last.
Not one to rest on my laurels :), I’m setting out once again, and invite you to donate to this wonderful organization again. This time it’s not Cincinnati. It’s Tanzania. I’m joining a group of amazing women to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
(Pausing here for disbelief)
On September 17th we leave for one of the world’s seven summits. Those of you who know me know this is wildly out of my comfort zone. But as they say, desperate times call for desperate measures. And we’re just losing too many people to substance abuse.
Shatterproof has been so effective: too many victories to list here, but please check out news articles about the organization and its founder Gary Mendell online. It is saving lives every day. I’ve come to understand just what a long game this is. But each year, fewer people will die thanks to the relentless work of Shatterproof.
There’s no betting pool yet but I’d love it if you’d steer your money to Shatterproof instead. I promise to share photos, unless I trip and roll all the way back down. Even then, you will have done something good!
Many thanks and love always -- edie