Climb Above Addiction

Saturday, April 17, 2021

11am-3pm- Zoom

Join us for a day of health, happiness, and hope with live-streamed music, online yoga, meditation, virtual prayer, motivational speakers, games, and more fun activities. This fundraising event will benefit CADY’s Restorative Justice Program, a juvenile court diversion program for first time youth offenders.

Learn more about Restorative Justice here.

Featured Speaker:


Chris should have been on top of the World, as he succeeded in becoming an NFL football player from 1996-2002 with the New England Patriots & Pittsburg Steelers. As a member of the New England Patriots, Chris played in two Super Bowls and has a Super Bowl XXXI ring. Although his outside appearance looked like he had it all together, inwardly he was suffering from anxiety and depression for years. When he lost his identity as a football player after his first DUI, Chris immediately turned to substances to numb his feelings. He chased his addiction to drugs and alcohol as strongly as he chased professional football. Drawing from his personal battle in life, Chris has chosen to share his story, Not in the Playbook, with others about the dangers of alcohol and drugs. His audience leaves having learned many life skills that will help them to make good choices surrounding alcohol, drugs & coping with anxiety and depression. He also lets them know that it is the strong people, not the weak, that reach out and ask for help when they need it.  Fortunately, after years of suffering from a substance use disorder, Chris reached out for help. Chris has been sober since December 15, 2008 and shares his story nationally with students & communities with hopes of helping others.



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