Our collective movement celebrates 5 years
In less than 5 years, the 28-Days Sober Challenge has become an important movement and has been propelled to the heart of our collective consciousness to raise funds for the prevention of drug and alcohol use among young people.
OUR HISTORY IN 5 STEPS
The 28-Days Sober Challenge is born with a small, forward-thinking group of young influencers. A few weeks later, 1,330 participants join them to raise $63,000.
The event is gaining momentum. More than 2,200 participants succeeded in spreading the word across Quebec’s major cities to help raise $115,000.
The milestone of $200,000 is surpassed and more than 4,200 participants from across the province join this growing movement.
Our more than 15,000 Facebook fans talk about the cause 1.1 million times during the month of February. 6,200 participants and 490 teams take up the challenge and together we raise more than $324,000.
The Fondation Jean Lapointe team and its community innovate once again with the introduction of a new immersive platform with unlimited potential to spread the word. They’re fully engaged for the future of the next generation.
Prevention is important
The Fondation Jean Lapointe
Since 2008, the Fondation has focused its efforts on alcohol and drug prevention among teens in order to properly equip these future generations. In 5 years, over 270,000 high school students participated in the prevention workshops for free!
According to the Quebec Institute of Statistics, we’ve seen a 16.5% decrease in teens with alcohol problems in Quebec in the last 10 years. Thus, we can conclude that prevention works. It is the main reason why we are redoubling our efforts. The funds raised will enable the Fondation Jean Lapointe to prevent drug and alcohol addictions among more than 76,000 teens in 2018 thanks to the APT program deployed free of charge in schools across Quebec.
The Organizing Committee
Our world would simply not be complete without the support of our Organizing Committee, the Fondation team and our numerous volunteers who work tirelessly.
OUR VOLUNTEERS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING
Bruno Di Battista