Hi everyone, my name is Becky Savage. Thank you so much for taking the time to explore our website and learn a little more about the 525 Foundation.
The last year and a half has been a life-altering experience, both for me and my entire family, as we learn to live without the presence of our two oldest sons. It is amazing that one decision, a short moment in time, could change the course of our future forever. Our sons Nick and Jack passed away on June 14, 2015 after attending graduation parties with friends. What we now know is that they were participating in underage drinking, and at some point during the night they were both offered a pill, and they took it. The pill they took was oxycotin. I was the one to discover Jack unresponsive in his bed, and later that morning paramedics pronounced Nick dead in our basement.
Nick and Jack’s story is one you have likely heard before, and will likely hear again, and that is why we have created the 525 Foundation. We plan to do everything we can to prevent a story like theirs to come across your news feed again, affecting another family as tragically as ours. Life is so precious, and young people often feel invincible. We feel it is our duty to spread the knowledge necessary for young adults to make smart decisions so that they can make the most of their futures.
As to date we have made 12 public appearances at high schools and conferences where we have reached over 11,000 people! Wow! Just think of the potential this has to make a difference in someone’s life… one life at a time.
Becky Savage’s two teenage sons – Nick and Jack – accidentally overdosed on a deadly cocktail of alcohol and prescription drugs on the same night in June 2015. Becky and her husband Mike turned their unimaginable grief into a powerful message: educating students, parents, lawmakers and anyone else who will listen about the dangers of prescription drugs. The couple created 525 Foundation (the boys’ hockey numbers were 5 and 25) with a goal of preventing another family from experiencing the pain the Savage family still struggles with every day. To date, Becky has bravely shared her story with more than 60,000 high school students from Indiana to Texas to Oregon and presented at conferences across the country. She’s spoken to members of a United States Senate opioid crisis committee, serves as an ambassador for the Walgreens #ItEndsWithUs campaign and participated in countless interviews for podcasts and news media.