First Call seeks designs for an invitation to the 3rd annual
Message In A Bottle Celebration
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013
At the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial , Kansas City, Missouri
Patron Party and Reception with David and Nic Sheff – 5 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. – Keynote at 7 p.m.
The funds raised from the Celebration will be used to support First Call’s core programs for individuals and families suffering from and impacted by substance use disorders: Caring for Kids, How to Cope, Referral and Assessment, and Community Prevention.
Individual Tickets: $125
$10,000 Presenting Sponsor: Patron Party; 1st choice seating for 10; signage, website and program recognition; signed copy of A Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
$5,000 Guardian Sponsor: Patron Party; preferred seating for 10; signage, website and program recognition; signed copy of A Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
$2,500 Champions of Hope Sponsor: Patron Party; preferred seating for 8; program recognition; signed copy of A Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
$1,000 Celebration Sponsor: Patron Party; preferred seating for 6; program recognition; signed copy of A Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
$500 Patron Ticket: Patron Party; seating for 2; program recognition; signed copy of A Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
About Nic Sheff
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he developed addictions to methamphetamines and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. Now in his twenties, Sheff is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic and author of two memoirs, Tweak and We All Fall Down, about his experience. He plunges into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, painting a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It’s a frightening portrait—but not one without hope. In an extraordinary turn of events his father, David Sheff, simultaneously wrote his own memoir about their experience, A Beautiful Boy.
About David Sheff
David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction and Clean: 12 New Steps to Overcoming Addiction. Beautiful Boy is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller that recounts Sheff’s harrowing struggle to help his son Nic overcome his methamphetamine addiction. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean’s myth-shattering premise is that drug use is preventable and addiction is a preventable, treatable disease. Sheff rejects the stigmatization of drug use and calls for a new approach that treats use and addiction for what it is: a health crisis that is costing America $600 billion a year (in healthcare costs, crime and lost productivity) and killing 320 people a day—more than any disease other than cancer and heart disease.
About First Call (http://www.firstcallkc.org)
First Call, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence founded in 1958, is a key catalyst for building capacity among over 200 Greater Kansas City area substance abuse, health care, behavioral health and supportive service providers. Services are provided to over 20,000 individuals annually, including substance use disorder assessment, outpatient treatment, recovery services, family services, crisis call center and community prevention services.