525 FOUNDATION

Preventing Loss Through
​Education and Awareness

525 Foundation exists to educate teens and families and raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol and prescription drug misuse and abuse.
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THE 525 STORY

Nick Savage was 19 years old, and his brother Jack was just 18 on June 14, 2015. On this day, they attended high school graduation parties, celebrating the milestone with all their friends and classmates. It was also the day these two brothers died. The reason for their passing: acute alcohol and oxycodone overdose.

Both boys graduated high school with Honors, and were captain of their high school hockey team their senior years. Nick lead his team to State Runners-up in 2014, and Jack lead his team to earning the title of State Champions in 2015. Nick had already completed a year of college, and was home to spend the summer with the family. Jack was preparing for his first semester.

They chose to drink, and they chose to take a pill when it was offered to them. These choices were mistakes, and my boys paid the ultimate price for them. Our family was changed forever.

As a result, we are choosing to honor our sons, Nick and Jack, with the creation of the 525 Foundation – their hockey numbers were 5 and 25. Our goal is to prevent another family from having to endure the pain of such a tragedy through outreach, education and support.

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"I often think about what I would give up to just have 10 seconds (with Nick and Jack). I’d give everything up for 10 seconds. It’s just that simple."

 

Mike Savage
525 Foundation Founder

Family Lost Two Sons To Opioid Overdose Draws Attention To Prescription Drugs | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Family Lost Two Sons To Opioid Overdose Draws Attention To Prescription Drugs | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Upcoming Events

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Join us for a free community Trick or Treat evnet at Howard Park! The goal of Say Boo To Drugs is to provide our communities with a safe Trick or Treat event while also getting substance abuse prevention materials into the hands of families so they can start having important conversations with their loved ones around the dangers of substance misuse and abuse.

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Join 525 foundation and other local nonprofits and businesses from across the Michiana area for a networking lunch and learn series. Network to build relationships within our local nonprofit community and connect with local businesses that want to be or are involved with philanthropic work. 

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This month Let's Chat... about FENTANYL. What is it and how is it affecting our community? 

What is Fentanyl? Is our community at risk? With overdose and deaths on the rise in St. Joseph County, the time to act is now. Deaths from fake pills with fentanyl are surging across the country and right here in our own community. Teens and adults are purchasing what they think are OxyContin, Percocet or Xanax pills via social media and the streets, but drug dealers are making these fake pills with the cheaper, stronger and more deadly synthetic drug called fentanyl to increase their profits. Fentanyl is up to 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is odorless, tasteless and colorless. Teens never know what they’re getting. One pill can kill them. One pill.

Come join the discussion!

The time is now to educate yourself around the dangers of Fentanyl.

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1400 E. Angela Blvd #146
South Bend, IN 46617

574-360-0462

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