Students Carry Anti-Drug Message to Lawmakers

Rachel's Angels Fly to DC
Posted on 09/18/2019
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Nearly three years ago, 17-year-old Rachel DeMaio, a Woodridge High School student, died of an overdose of cocaine laced with carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times as powerful as morphine.

In their grief, a group of Rachel’s friends and her mother, Cindy DeMaio, formed Rachel’s Angels, a nonprofit to spread the message that drugs can lead to death.

On Thursday, a group of Akron area Rachel’s Angels ambassadors will talk to a congressional caucus in Washington D.C. about Rachel’s Angels and other educational programs aimed at preventing teen drug overdose deaths. Read more here >>.

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