10th Annniversary Drug Free Heros Awards Gala. June 1 2017. 7 pm - 10 pm. The Foundation for a Drug Free World holds the Drug Free Heros Awards Gala Annually in Honor of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse. Foundation for a Drug Free World The Americas Chapter will honor local and international leaders who have largely contributed to drug education, awareness or prevention, or for their work in the community as a whole. The gala will feature a red carpet, hors d'oeuvres, a celebrity performance, keynote speakers, and the presentation of the 2017 Drug Free Hero Awardees. This year's awardees span from New York and the Eastern Seaboard of the US to Latin and South America.
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place.
The Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that people can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages. Through a worldwide network of volunteers and working with more than 800 police, government, and community partners and alliances, 62 million educational booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held, and public service announcements have reached more than 260 million viewers in 123 countries. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them. The Foundation provides information you need to start a Truth About Drugs education and prevention activity in your area.