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Contact: Jill Nelson
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announce new partnership focusing on opioid addiction
DETROIT, June 25 2018 – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announced today a new partnership that will focus on the opioid crisis.
The Jamie Daniels Foundation was established by Ken Daniels, Red Wings television announcer, and his family, in honor of his late son, Jamie, who died from an overdose at the age of 23 while receiving treatment for addiction. Despite the support of his family, Jamie’s life was tragically lost due to substandard care and the predatory practices that exist in the billion-dollar addiction-recovery business.
“By working with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and with their expertise in fundraising, grantmaking and advocacy, the dream of the Jamie Daniels Foundation is now a reality. We will be able to serve children and families when they need it most,” said Daniels. “Jamie’s legacy should be to save lives and make our community and our nation more aware of what happened to him, which this partnership will allow.”
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation will assist with The Jamie Daniels Foundation, which will legally exist under CHMF’s governance and finance structure, with fund development, financial management and generating awareness about the opioid abuse epidemic. Resources generated through this collaboration will be used to further the Jamie Daniels Foundation’s mission of assisting individuals and families who are struggling with addiction by providing the education, resources, professional guidance and financial support they need to make recovery possible. Mental health is among the Foundation’s primary granting focus areas.
“This partnership with Ken and his family on The Jamie Daniels Foundation represents a model that the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital Foundation strongly supports. Together, we will be able to advance more possibilities for young people and their families than those who loved and now miss Jamie Daniels would have been able to on their own,” said Matt Friedman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.
To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation please visit www.CHMFoundation.org.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through funding and advocacy dedicated to three core pillars – Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education – the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health. Since 2010 we have provided more than 42 million in grant funding. Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.