We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
Tomorrow, November 2, is the LAST DAY MDC will be accepting nominations for our 6th Annual Community Champion Awards. Do you know someone who is making Knoxville a safer and healthier place to live? Nominate them for an award!
MDC will recognize community leaders in the following categories:
Coalition Member of the Year This award will be given to a coalition member who exhibited commitmentto the organization through meeting participation, committee leadership and project implementation.
Innovations in Substance Abuse Prevention Award This award will be given to an individual who implemented and/or oversaw a groundbreaking prevention project.
Commitment to Service Award This award will honor a person who is dedicated to giving back to the community, whether through their profession or volunteerism.
Media Advocacy Award This award is dedicated to a local media professional that has brought great awareness to and generated community conversation around substance abuse.
Youth Leadership Award This award will be given to a “rising star” in the area of substance abuse prevention. The nominee should be a youth or teen trailblazer under 21.
Recovery Services Award This award will be presented to a treatment professional or organization that has expanded services and/or reduced stigma facing people with addictions.
Celebrate Recovery Award This award will be presented to a person who is in recovery and has put forth extreme effort in making a positive change through their journey.
All nominations must be completed by 5:00 PM on November 2. Only nominations received by the due date will be considered. Please be thoughtful and specific in your nomination as our awards committee will use this survey to choose the honoree.
Please mark your calendars to attend MDC's Community Champion Awards Luncheon on December 4 at the Foundry at World's Fair Park. You can register to attend here.