community awards were handed out at this year's Coalition for a Drug-Free
Greater Cincinnati's (CDFGC) Community Awards Breakfast to honor current and past
leaders who have championed drug prevention in the Tristate.
theme of the fundraising event, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati,
was "Prevention First. Because It Works." The three new awards honored founding
member U.S. Senator Rob Portman, and former CDFGC Board Members the late Warren
County Appeals Court Judge Rachel Hutzel and the late Cincinnati community
leader Carolyn Ford-Griffith.
following individuals or organizations were recognized for their ongoing commitment
to CDFGC's vision that "every child grows up in an environment that is
Awardee: Richard N. Aft, Ph.D.
CDFGC Board Member
and Former President of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Prevention Partner Award
Coalition for a Drug-Free
Batesville, Batesville, IN
Youth of the Year Award
Awardee: Christina Duechle
A senior at
Lawrenceburg High School, Lawrenceburg, IN
awards are a way for us to show the region just what positive work individuals
and organizations are doing day in and day out to ensure substance prevention
is the norm in our community not drug abuse," said President/CEO/Executive
Director Mary F. Haag. "These awardees live and breathe the theme of our event,
‘Prevention First. Because It Works."
The event was emceed by FOX19 Weekend Morning News anchors Dan Wells and Jessica Brown.