Beans and Cornbread Luncheon
Firstep was established in 1987. In celebration of thirty years of recovery support, the Beans and Cornbread luncheon will honor all of our work training sites.
Featured Speaker Gail Box is co-founder of the Austin Box “12” Foundation. The Foundation was born in remembrance of her son, Austin, who died tragically in 2011 from a prescription drug overdose. Austin had graduated from the University of Oklahoma a week before his death. He was a highly regarded player for the Sooner football team.
Gail along with her husband Craig and two daughters Courtney and Whitney work through the Foundation to prevent other families from experiencing the pain of losing a loved one. Through speaking engagements to schools and communities, she educates and informs the public on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. As a member of the Oklahoma Overdose Prevention Committee, she has helped to promote the Take as Prescribed website, the Naloxone initiative, and legislation that assists in preventing the prescription drug epidemic. The Foundation was presented the 2014 Good Samaritan Award by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
The public is welcome to attend this event. Lunch is complimentary.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73103. 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.