Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis across the United States, is presenting the 2021 Shatterproof Brian Mendell Memorial Award to actress, Jamie Lee Curtis. Curtis will receive the award at The Shatterproof Chairman’s Reception will be held virtually on October 20, 2021, at 6:30 PM ET.
Shatterproof was founded by Gary Mendell in 2013 after losing his son Brian Mendell to the disease of addiction. This year’s Chairman’s Reception is taking place on the 10-year anniversary of the death of . The Shatterproof Brian Mendell Memorial Award is given to someone who is making change to end addiction stigma through their work and by using their voice. Curtis embodies this with her 22 years in recovery from substance use disorder. She uses her platform as well-respected member of the entertainment industry to speak out bravely concerning addiction and openly sharing her story.
“Jamie Lee exemplifies leadership in recovery and her leadership powerfully impacts breaking down stigma. By openly and honestly sharing her journey from addiction to a full, vibrant life in recovery, she is sharing a message of courage and hope. Shatterproof is honored to have Jamie receive this year’s award on the ten-year anniversary of the passing of my son,” said Gary Mendell, founder & CEO, Shatterproof.
“I am humbled and honored to receive The 2021 Shatterproof Brian Mendell Award. Shatterproof is doing life-saving work that is making systemic changes to how people talk, treat and recover from addiction. It is so important that those of us in recovery share our stories to help end the unjust shame and stigma that surrounds this health crisis,” said Jamie Lee Curtis.
The Shatterproof Chairman’s Reception is open to all who will to join us as the organization gathers as a community to celebrate a year of groundbreaking progress, and honor Golden Globe winning actress, Jamie Lee Curtis for her contributions to the cause. The emcee will be Craig Melvin of NBC News’ TODAY and author of Pops: Learning to be a Son and a Father.
Registration for the event is still open at www.chairmansreception.org.
About Shatterproof:Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States. Shatterproof harnesses the models of business, the rigor of science and the power of a national movement to create change and save lives through three pillars of work: revolutionizing the addiction treatment system, breaking down addiction-related stigmas and supporting and empowering our communities. To learn more visit www.Shatterproof.org.