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

  • 2014

    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.

  • 2015

    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.

  • 2016

    The milestone of $200,000 is surpassed and more than 4,200 participants from across the province join this growing movement.

  • 2017

    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.

  • 2018

    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.

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Prevention works.
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.

Nicolas Patard

Anne-Marie Caron

Elizabeth Poirier-Defoy

Jean-Sébastien Chouinard

Mathieu Hébert

Aurélie Sauthier

Elisabeth Masse

Annie Papageorgiou

Andréa Doyon

Nathalie Lacoste

Sébastien Fauré

OUR VOLUNTEERS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

 

Jonathan Allard
Jonathan Garnier
Stéphane Hamilton
Simon Lamarche
Benoit Beauchemin
Benoit Lavigne
Carlo Rinaldi
Eric Thibaudeau
Marjorie Skolnik
Bruno Di Battista
Marie-Isabelle Pepin
Isabelle Monette
Catherine Vigeant
Patrick Lavoie
Rami Rayes
Isabelle Pelletier
Yves Louchard
David Deschênes