July 27, 2022
451 Banks Rd.
Margate, FL 33063
Community BBQ: Please RSVP
The Living Undeterred Tour is a nationwide exploration aimed at bringing attention to the mental health and substance use epidemics in our nation.
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Johnston
Better, Not Bitter: The Living Undeterred Mindset
On October 4, 2016, the trajectory of Jeff’s life changed with one phone call. Prior to that day, Jeff was living the American Dream. He had a great family, was a successful entrepreneur running a financial services firm in Iowa, and was seemingly coasting through life. The morning of October 4, 2016 Jeff received the phone call that is every parent’s worst nightmare. His oldest son, Seth, had died from fentanyl poisoning. He was 23 years old.
Jeff soon realized that he had two options. He could go down a road of anger and despair and become bitter, or he could use his situation as motivation to become better. And while it was not an easy journey, Jeff chose the road of better. Jeff's resiliency would again be tested in June 2021, when he lost his wife, Prudence, to alcoholism.
Jeff shares his experience through grief, addiction, and battling with his own mental health and the coping mechanisms he has developed to remain, undeterred.
About Project Opioid
Founded in 2018, Project Opioid was created in response to the raging opioid epidemic that claimed the lives of nearly 450,000 people across America in one decade. Since then the opioid crisis driven by pervasive use of fentanyl, has reached unprecedented heights. This new dynamic is contributing to the greatest mental health, substance abuse, and overdose crisis in U.S. history. The startling new data on opioid overdose and death calls for leaders to urgently embrace a different approach to solving the overdose epidemic.
About The Greater Fort
As the primary economic development organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance focuses on creating, attracting, expanding and retaining high-wage jobs and capital investment in high value targeted industries, developing more vibrant communities, and improving the quality of life for their area’s citizens.
About The Florida Blue Foundation
The Florida Blue Foundation partners with local organizations to advance innovative programs addressing food security, addiction, health literacy, hurricane relief, and more. Their community investments have helped more than 8 million people in Florida access essential health and well-being services