This purchase, the first of its kind by a private foundation in Illinois, will be distributed to first responders in 65 areas throughout Lake, Cook and DuPage Counties identified by Senator Mark Kirk and Commissioner Richard Boykin as those whose residents are at greatest risk of overdose and death due to opioids. This donation is critical to solving the issue of Chicagoland's dwindling supply, yet rapidly growing demand. It is anticipated that JMFF's contribution will save 500+ lives....and greatly reduce the dangerous current statistic of 1 area death every 3 days.
To help ensure that no local child or individual dies of an opioid overdose, JMFF invites you to please join in our efforts to make sure each first responder arrives fully equipped to save a life. When overdose occurs, the difference between life and death can be measured in minutes. Lives are saved when responders carry Naloxone.
“Naloxone is saving lives across Illinois and should be readily available to help combat the opioid and heroin epidemic,” said Senator Mark Kirk. “With help from the Filler Foundation we have secured enough Narcan to equip every police department in Lake County along with seven departments in suburban Cook with this lifesaving drug.”
JMFF is proud to match the first $25,000 in donations, so that together we can double the dosage and save 1,000 lives.