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Wake Up Carolina

Team Members: Row 1 (l-r): Sara Clow, Amanda McNulty, Tiffany Spann-Wilder
Row 2 (l-r): Kathryn Diminich, Carl Ritchie, Amy Brennan, Anthony Jackson
Not pictured: Margie Bright Matthews

The purpose of Team Wake Up Carolina’s project is to inform the state of South Carolina about the prevalence of opioid addiction. Through the spread of personal testimonies of the effects of drug abuse, Wake Up Carolina will communicate its life-saving message about the signs of opioid addiction at schools, churches, police departments, and other locations. The project’s goals are to break stereotypes about drug addiction and to “turn the light on” when it comes to awareness of opioid addiction for communities around the state. Wake Up Carolina will collaborate on its mission with law enforcement through social media and by creating twenty-four-hour “take-back” locations at which excess prescription medications can be securely dropped off and then destroyed.