FATE (Fighting Addiction Through Education) announces the recipients of the 2012 “Champions of FATE” awards. The Champion award is given annually to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to educate Oklahomans about substance abuse.
This year’s Champion recipients include:
Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of the Oklahoman, for her boldness in addressing substance abuse through articles in the Oklahoman, including her own story about her family’s struggle with substance abuse contained in a front page article in the Sunday Oklahoman and a series of articles in April 2012 addressing substance abuse.
Chesapeake Energy for its employee program, Your Life Matters, which educates and encourages Chesapeake employees and family members to seek company assistance for substance abuse or mental health issues
Channel 4 KFOR/KAUT for running $12,000 worth of Public Service Announcements on behalf of FATE and the Partnership at drugfree.org
David Starkey of stopmethlabs.com for his efforts to restrict the easy availability of the prescription drug pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine production.
Also receiving the award are three schools which piloted FATE’s Life of An Athlete program, www.okloa.org: Oklahoma State University, East Central University and Bethany High School.
The awards will be given at FATE’s October 25 fundraising dinner held in the Bud Wilkinson Event Center at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Notable athletes, including former OU and NFL star Roy Williams will be in attendance. Table sponsorships are available and individual tickets are $100.00
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