Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Kathy. Six years ago they were fighting to save their daughter’s life from years of substance abuse. Thankfully, today their daughter is in recovery and doing well. They have taken their pain and challenges and transformed them into a platform to help others. They started The North Carroll Charitable Foundation… Each year the foundation hosts a golf tournament at Oakmont Green Golf Course. Money raised from the tournament goes to organizations … Read More
When Rob died, I was lost. I wasn’t sure how I would get through; however, I did know that I wanted to make something positive out of my tragedy. Early on I was introduced to a man named Tim Weber. I was told that he was in long term recovery, has turned his life into something meaningful and is now saving lives in the community. I also learned that he worked for the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office as their … Read More
I made a promise to share my journey of grief. Tomorrow it will be four years since I lost my beautiful son Rob. I miss him more than my words can ever express….. Dear Robert, It has been four years. It still feels like yesterday, and at the same time, it feels like forever. People probably think that it gets easier over time; however, the longer I go without seeing you, the more I miss you. Time certainly does not … Read More
Inspiring words from Zach Snitzer about growing up in a world where young kids feel like they don’t belong and use substances to numb the pain. He shared his own story about years of trying to find his way out of addiction and how he finally got to the place where he just said “okay”; a simple, yet powerful word of acceptance and vulnerability. Thank you for sharing your story Zach!
The sun was out, the golfers had a great time and the food was incredible! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. We couldn’t have asked for a better day! Our community is wonderful….. Eldersburg Martins and Safeway donated gift cards to purchase water bottles, Gatorade, snacks, etc. Terri from Martins donated additional money for the water and all of the paper products. Mike from Safeway donated additional money for snacks. Thank you Kismet Cafe for donating … Read More
MusicFest 2018….. It was an amazing day! Thank you to everyone who came out. ALL ticket sales support the local nonprofits Push HOPE Project, Up & Out Foundation, and Rising Above Addiction. These foundations provide financial assistance for addiction treatment services. Music Performed By: B-RAiN, Joe Nester, The Jam Alker Band, REM ONE, The Signifiers, Prospekt & Los, Jarrad Briggs, 2 Regular Guys Not From Baltimore!, Gunsmoke, Colicchie, Tony Denikos, DJ-DRoc, Heavy Fred, X.OPIOIDS, Bob Sima, & many more! … Read More
We enjoyed Cornhole Barbecue, celebrated in memory of Rob Lofink. The event was hosted by Restivo Auto Body, located in Eldersburg, Maryland. And all proceeds went to benefit Rising Above Addiction. Thank you Greg, Abigail and Greg! I was so touched when you called to tell me that you were putting together an event in memory of Rob. Gregory, Rob loved working at your shop and he loved you. My heart melted when I saw the bumper sticker in your office! Thank … Read More