March 28, 2020

R: Rescheduling of 5th Annual Unite to Face Addiction – MI Rally (New Date September 24th)

Dear Fellow Advocate and UFAM Supporter,
Recently, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-9, closing many places of public accommodation- including all events at the Capital through the first week of May.

In light of the COVID-19 and its yet unknown implications within our state- we are rescheduling our Annual Unite to Face Addiction Rally at the Capital at this time. Public safety is of utmost concern and importance to us as well.

The original 2020 Rally date was May 21, 2020 – however, the Rally has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 24th – on the Capital grounds.

As well, we are pleased to announce our annual Legislative Networking Meeting - an opportunity for the public to interact with their lawmakers, and enjoy lunch -is now scheduled for Wednesday, September 23rd, the day before our Rally.

This event is open to the first 150 people who register at Legislative Networking Meeting on Eventbrite as it will be held at the Mackinac Room in the Anderson House Building across from the Capital.

You will be hearing from us in the coming days regarding both events-as we continue to promote sponsorships and support.

Stay safe, be healthy, and be well - reach out to one another in these unprecedented times and circumstances.

For ongoing Information, Registration & Sponsorship visit www.ufamichigan.org as well as our Facebook page. In addition, reach out to us at info@ufamichigan.org with any questions or concerns.

To address the current situation of those in need of financial support for Recovery and Transitional Housing as well as essential daily needs please consider donating to UFAM’s COVID-19 ongoing efforts.

Please donate via PayPal.

In Service,
Unite to Face Addiction Michigan

www.ufamichigan.org | 810-360-5779 | info@ufamichigan.org

UFAM Rally 2020 September 24th

UFAM 2020 Rally Speakers & Entertainers


Tony Mandarich

Former NCAA All American MSU & 2nd overall NFL Draft pick 

Tony Mandarich

Lisa Daniels Goldman - Co-founder, Jamie Daniels Foundation
Ken Daniels - TV play by play voice of the Detroit Red Wings, Co-founder Jamie Daniels Foundation
Judge JDS (fmr) Jodi Debbrecht Switalski - Switalski Law & Consulting LLC
Tommy "Gunz" Kraus - Recovery Hip Hop Artist - Detroit
Glynis Anderson - Founder Home of New Vision - Ypsilanti
Katie Donovan - A Mother's Addiction Journey - Macomb
Billy Pfieffer - Trials to Triumph Motorcycle Ministry - Kentucky
Alvon Lathan - Former Gang member & State Inmate – Flint, Michigan
Amy Buchanan - Early Recovery Challenges
Teresa Lambie - COVERYS
State Rep. Joe Bellino, Jr. - Michigan State Representative, District 17
Sheldon Hill - Recovery Advocate - Detroit
Joe Jaber & the Great Divide - Band
Drug Free All Stars - Recovery Community Organization, Oakland & Genesee County
Rebecca Hartman-Raether - Women's Recovery Housing
Patrick Patterson – Center Manager, BWROC – Recovery Happens
RISE Recovery Community / WAI-IAM - Recovery Performance
2020 UFAM Special Recognition: Home of New Vision Engagement Center


Our mission is to create strength in unity to:

Eliminate addiction stigma, improve access to treatment and support prevention while promoting recovery through advocacy, education, and outreach.

Join us in Uniting to Face Addiction in Michigan!

Unite to Face Addiction Michigan is dedicated to unifying the voices of the millions of Michigan citizens impacted by substance abuse and other disorders.


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