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Chris Herren, Former NBA Player, Speaks About Addiction Prevention at Community Fund Event PDF Print Email

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By Amy Korb, Executive Director, the Community Fund

On January 7th, former NBA player and motivational speaker, Chris Herren, addressed a packed house of over 400 attendees.

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Since 2009, Chris Herren has spoken to over 1 million students and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. 

Now ten years sober, Chris is continuing 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.

Chris talked about his incredible basketball career and his rise to the NBA. He also talked about how he lost it all due to substance abuse. He was brutally honest in talking to parents about his experiences and how his decisions took him from realizing his dreams as an NBA player to the realities of drug addiction. 

The evening was made possible by a generous Community Fund grant in partnership with the PTA's of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe as well as the newly formed youth coalition, Stronger Together. 

Amy Korb, Executive Director of the Fund, stated: “The Community Fund has worked tirelessly to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe through its grantmaking. 

Chris Herren and his message hit home for many parents and their children. It was refreshing to hear Herren talk about a subject that is so important yet so stigmatized in our society. To be able to have these conversations with someone who is willing to open up in the way that Chris Herren did is a gift. 

There was not a person in that auditorium who did not feel the intense, honest, and humbling story that Mr. Herren shared with them. 

We hope that this event is just the beginning of future partnerships with other community organizations. When working together, our impact can and should be deeper.

As a follow up to this event, The Community Fund will be partnering with The Maxwell Institute and hosting an evening for middle school parents on “Parenting for Prevention.” Please join us for a discussion of the importance of preventing children from starting nicotine, drug, or alcohol use before the age of 21.

Click here to register.

For 100 years, The Community Fund has been supporting agencies and community programs which provide services to residents of the Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe (BET) area, including: 

• Family initiatives, including cancer support groups, bereavement counseling, and drug and alcohol and counseling services. 

• Senior living assistance, including escorts for transportation, housecleaning services, shopping assistance, and recreational programs. 

• Youth support, including after school programs, teen scene activities, summer enrichment programs, and drug and substance abuse education in BET schools. 

• Health care funding including the free flu shots in partnership with NY Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and the purchase of state of the art ambulances for Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps (EVAC), the primary ambulance provider in our area.


Photo courtesy The Community Fund


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