“Where I came from, I grew up on the streets… I never thought that anything I had today would ever be possible, but it was possible because of the 12-step program, it was possible because I allowed God into my life to make a significant impact and a significant difference.”
Inspiration from Sorrow
There is one phone call that every parent dreads, that no parent should ever get—but that my wife and I got. On a terrible night in 2017, a voice on the phone said “no” after I had asked if our only son was alive. That no will ring in my heart forever.
The call ended true happiness for us, as you can imagine. But it did not end our desire for answers—and a craving to extract some meaning from our personal grief.
Our son, Eric Chase, a University of Colorado sophomore, had fallen victim to a Xanax pill he had bought on campus—a pill that turned out to be laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl. How could we move forward?
As details of our son’s passing emerged, I resolved—at the least—to do whatever I could to keep other parents from receiving that call, to do something about the opioid epidemic—which has become America’s worst drug crisis in history.
Taking action against an epidemic that kills tens of thousands of Americans every year—this is the legacy of our tragedy and inspiration for our future. Doing what we can to save lives—that’s what The Eric Chase Foundation is all about.
Mission statement We are in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. More than 130 people a day die from opioid-related drug overdoses.
“I’ve never laughed so much in my life until I got clean and sober. It’s been a wonderful, wonderful experience for me. But there are many that struggle. And to all those that are struggling, get help…we’re capable of doing anything that we want to do and only we can change our situation.”
Why Partner with Us
The Eric Chase Foundation forms partnerships with leaders across business, government, health care, media, and nonprofits to create a united front in the effort to bring awareness to and share educational messaging with Americans about the severity of the opioid epidemic. These partnerships are crucial to ensure we are able to present sustainable media productions to help families, individuals, schools, and organizations get real resources and support for opioid addiction.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with new businesses, individual donors, and nonprofits. Our promise to you is that we will remain passionate and determined in our fight against this epidemic. Please contact The Eric Chase Foundation today to learn more about our partnership opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you.