May 18, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN
Chris Wivholm Foundation
Thank you for the kind invitation to join you for the Chris Wivholm Foundation fundraiser. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Chris Wivholm Foundation for all that you do to raise money, awareness, and provide support to hose struggling with addiction or who have family members or friends struggling.
Since Chris Wivholm lost his battle with addiction in March of 2018, the Chris Wivholm Foundation has been carrying the legacy by helping others battle this disease. By raising money to support sober housing, academic scholarships, patient care and cutting edge research at the University of Minnesota, the Chris Wivholm Foundation is helping to ensure that fewer individuals will lose their fight with addiction. Your efforts are undoubtedly saving lives and honoring Chris’s memory,
Supporting Minnesotans in recovery and taking steps to prevent addiction has been one of my top priorities in the Senate. That is why I introduced The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0. This legislation builds on the successes of the original CARA Act of 2016, which expanded access to treatment, drug take-back programs and increased access to naloxone. The CARA 2.0 Act would increase funding for long-term recovery, while also holding drugmakers accountable for the opioid epidemic. As I continue to fight for those struggling with addiction in Washington, the presence of organizations like the Chris Wivholm Foundation that are on the ground supporting Minnesotans are more important than ever before.
Thank you again for your invitation and for supporting the health and wellbeing of our community. I look forward to seeing the great work you will do in the future and I am honored to serve you in the United States Senate.
Amy Klobuchar, United States Senator