"A mother's heart is always with her children."

-Proverb

 

B.A.A.D. (Blaize'n Awareness Against Drugs) is a community of people dedicated to offering support, insights, resources and real action that helps families maintain and restore relationships threatened by drug use. It's a shared responsibility to to strengthen bonds letting families and kids know that someone cares. No matter who you are or where you're from, you're never alone.


Our Mission

Here at B.A.A.D., we want to save lives and preserve families. B.A.A.D. is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about drug abuse and drug addiction in the community. We work with individuals, partners and sponsors to raise money to send kids and young adults suffering with addiction to rehab programs and get professional assistance for their families. 

 

OUR VISION

Blaize'n Awareness Against Drugs was born out of tragedy turned to purpose. A tragedy shared by parents, loved ones and friends all over this country. B.A.A.D. is committed to turning tears of sorrow and loss from drug addiction into living stories of exploration, discovery, hope and success by helping kids and families fight against the terror of drug use and drug addiction. Created by Jennifer Tolson, a mother in Richmond, Virginia who experienced the loss of a son to drugs — B.A.A.D. is committed to the idea that no other parent should have the experience of losing a child to drugs.  The emptiness can be filled and the lives can be saved and reinvigorated. Every child is valuable, and life — living is the currency of success. B.A.A.D seeks to enrich every child with that currency and the foundation for a brighter future. Our goal is to create communities where no parent loses a child to drugs.


People often say to me, “You’re so strong”, but I’m really not. God is strong and it’s through God that I get out to do what I do. I could hide in bed with the covers over my head, but God’s will must be done. I will be obedient to His will. We all have to come together.
— Jennifer Tolson, founder

Squad goals

  • Send five kids/young adults to rehab by the end of 2018
  • 2nd Annual Blaize'N Trails 5k
  • 1st Blaize'N Trails 5k in NYC
  • Establish three corporate sponsorships.
  • Connect 8 families with professional counseling services.
  • Have a presence at 10 community events to raise awareness.