Combatting the Fentanyl Surge:’s Bold Initiative in California

Leading the fight against a 121% surge in fentanyl-related deaths, emerges as California’s beacon of hope.

Every contribution brings us one step closer to turning the tide against the fentanyl crisis. Your support is not just a donation; it’s a lifeline for our community.”

— Janice M. Celeste, President & CEO of

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2023 / —, a pivotal non-profit based in Southern California, has been featured in LA Weekly for its unwavering commitment to addressing the escalating fentanyl crisis. In a state witnessing a staggering 121% surge in fentanyl-related deaths from 2019 to 2021, this organization stands as a beacon of hope.

The crisis is not just a statistic; it’s a heart-wrenching reality tearing families apart and leaving communities in mourning. Fentanyl’s unparalleled potency, being 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, poses a grave threat. Counterfeit prescription pills have brought this drug to unsuspecting communities, leading to widespread devastation. In the span from September 2021 to September 2022, fentanyl claimed 5,942 lives, making up approximately 86% of all opioid-related deaths in California. champions a comprehensive approach to this dire situation. Their mission, rooted in education, awareness, and advocacy, seeks to shield individuals from fentanyl-contaminated substances and offer support to those ensnared by the epidemic. With backing from local enterprises, celebrities, and community figureheads, their reach is magnified. Their initiatives include educational webinars, community drug disposal events, and support assemblies for impacted families.

While California’s government has earmarked over $1 billion to counter the opioid and fentanyl menace, grassroots entities like are the bedrock of community-driven initiatives. Their endeavors dovetail with state efforts, bridging gaps and channeling vital resources to the community’s heart.

On Saturday, October 7th, the Craft Boxing Club in Calabasas will host the “Fight Fentanyl” event, an unforgettable gathering aimed at combating the fentanyl crisis. George Foreman III will lead a signature Craft Boxing class from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM. Participants will engage in bag work, footwork drills, and jab techniques while gaining insights into the fentanyl crisis. Between rounds, George and expert guests will delve into the scale of the fentanyl threat, prevention education, and overdose response. Attendees will learn life-saving skills like Narcan administration and self-defense techniques. This event is not just about boxing; it’s about empowerment, awareness, and taking a stand against the fentanyl epidemic. All proceeds will directly support’s local outreach programs.

Even if you can’t attend the “Fight Fentanyl” event, your support remains invaluable. By contributing, you’re directly empowering’s multi-faceted mission—from distributing fentanyl test strips to organizing educational workshops. Make a difference today by donating HERE.

The fentanyl crisis isn’t a distant headline; it’s a harrowing reality necessitating cohesive, immediate action. stands as a vanguard and a catalyst, presenting a community-centric solution to a challenge that touches us all. The time for action is now; your involvement can make a life-changing impact.

Daniel de Castellane
de Castellane Creative
[email protected]

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