The Glass Family organized Jeremy’s Run in Olney, Maryland in memory of their son Jeremy Glass who tragically died from a drug addiction (please take a moment to read his memorial story). Jeremy’s mother Cyndi Glass works tirelessly to organize and promote the annual event, which attracts hundreds of participants.
The event is not only a fundraiser, but also helps increase awareness about the disease of addiction and shed light on the unfortunate stigma that is too-often associated with it. Proceeds are generously donated to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and we could not be more grateful.
PUSHING THROUGH FOR THE PARTNERSHIP
Californian Andy Blasquez challenged himself to participate in the Sonoma Echelon Gran Fondo, a 75 mile cycling event, in order to help raise awareness and support. He shared that the arduous conditions and high heat almost had him give up on the long ride, but “something special happened. I realized that for my charity, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and their beneficiaries, they don’t get to just stop.” Andy explained, “Stopping was no longer a privilege that I was going to afford myself. It wasn’t my spirit that got me up, out of the dirt and back on my feet, but the heartache that I feel for people who have been through a hell I’ll never know. I did it for the heartache that I need to prevent for the next family… and the next.”