The crew here at Winging it in Motown is once again raising money for a charity during the hockey season. Last year, we raised $3,359 for the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
This season, the charity we are raising money for is the Jamie Daniels Foundation. The foundation “provides education, resources, guidance, and support to people battling drug addiction so that lives can be saved and healing can be created within families.” Red Wings fans are likely familiar with the organization, but if not, here is an excerpt from Jamie’s Story:
There’s a proven path to helping people struggling with addiction create lifelong sobriety and healing. Jamie Daniels was on that path. He was seven-months sober when he ingested a synthetic opioid that included a mix of heroin and fentanyl, a substance 100 times more potent than morphine.
It’s unclear why Jamie decided to take the pill that took his life, but what is clear is that he was set up to fail. While in treatment for drug addiction in South Florida, he became a victim of what’s known as “patient brokering,” a practice in which criminals lure people with strong insurance coverage into treatment centers that profit by excessively charging insurance companies for services.
Please see the google form below to make your pledge. If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will ask you to donate once the season is over. Participants who donate at least $25 will be entered in a drawing to win a free personalized Red Wings jersey.