Tom Hedrick Honored With White House “Champion of Change” Award

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Our very own Tom Hedrick, one of the founding members of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, was recognized by the White House today with the “Champions of Change for Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery,” honor for his leadership and tireless work on behalf of families.

“These champions, and incredible leaders like them around the country, don’t do it for recognition – they do it to make a difference,” said Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

“Addiction affects the entire family. Thank you Tom Hedrick and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for believing that we, families, can be and should be part of the solution,” said Parent Coach for the Partnership, Denise Mariano.

The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program, visit Follow the conversation at #WHChamps.