Task Force announces Chris Herren public event

Submitted by Dorchester Goes Purple
Dorchester Goes Purple has scheduled Chris Herren to present to all High and Middle School students in Dorchester County in May of this year.

CAMBRIDGE — Working in conjunction with the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force and the George B. Todd Fund, Dorchester Goes Purple has scheduled Chris Herren to present to all High and Middle School students in Dorchester County in May of this year.

Chris Herren is a former professional basketball player, a voice on the topic of substance use prevention and a wellness advocate. With the unwavering support of his family and friends, Chris has been sober since Aug. 1, 2008, and he now shares his story with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Chris has spoken to over one million students, athletes and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. As a person in long term recovery, Chris continues to share his story nationally with a renewed focus on prevention education and challenging audiences to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction; changing the focus from the last day to the first.

Chris will be presenting at the High and Middle Schools during the day and doing one general presentation open to the public at 7 p.m. on May 14 at Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds. There is no charge for admission, but you must register to attend.

You can also find more information and register to attend on the event tab of DorchesterGoesPurple.org, DorchesterChamber.org, and on the Dorchester Goes Purple Facebook page.

For more information about Chris Herren go to https://chrisherren.com/
For more information about the George B. Todd Fund go to https://www.mscf.org/

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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