This month Patty Sterner, winner of the 2010 Commissioner’s Play Healthy Award, was recognized at Target Field in Minneapolis prior to a Major League Baseball game, for her advocacy of drug-free lifestyles and healthy competition.
the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids welcomes Rebecca Moynihan, our new Director of Special Events. Rebecca will focus largely on the organization’s 25th Anniversary Gala, and will also be responsible for developing and implementing a number of new fundraising events. Rebecca hails from England, where she began her career in market research. Most recently, Rebecca worked […]
Join us for our monthly “Meet the Parents Hour,” a popular, LIVE Facebook Chat and Q&A session taking place this Wednesday, August 24 at 12 p.m. EDT/ 9 a.m. PDT, featuring Tara Conner, former Miss USA and Public Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.
David Clark, a parent and athlete who is currently in recovery from alcohol abuse, will support the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as he runs nonstop through the Colorado Rockies later this month. Once 320 pounds and battling substance abuse, David is now a 165-pound ultra-marathoner and father of three. The Colorado resident is an avid […]
Hi, I’m Melissa Gilbert. I’m the national spokesperson for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and you probably know me best as Laura on “Little House on the Prairie.” I’m still acting, and I’m also an author, a mother and, most importantly, a person in recovery from alcohol abuse. I’m very excited to be taking part […]
New York, NY (July 21, 2011) – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the second annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of both organizations’ comprehensive efforts, including the Play Healthy website, to […]
Is your son’s baseball coach an outstanding leader? Does your daughter’s volleyball teammate excel at sportsmanship and encourage others to make good decisions? If you know a youth coach or student athlete who displays these admirable qualities, we invite you to nominate them for our second annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards! Join us, along with […]
Our very own Tom Hedrick was interviewed for FOX’s public affairs TV show “Good Day Street Talk,” which aired on July 9th. Hedrick, who serves as Senior Communications Officer for The Partnership at Drugfree.org, discussed the problem of prescription drug abuse among American teens and offered advice to parents to help prevent the abuse of medications in their own families.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ruled on Friday that marijuana has “no accepted medical use” and should therefore remain illegal under federal law — regardless of conflicting state legislation allowing medical marijuana and despite hundreds of studies and centuries of medical practice attesting to the drug’s benefits.
New York, NY, July 12, 2011 – Country singer and emerging artist Hannah Michelle Weeks is collaborating with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and making drug abuse prevention her personal cause. Making waves in the music industry since the age of 12, Weeks is now lending her inspiring and powerful voice to help educate others […]