Bay United, a parents group formed after the overdose death of Madison Kiefer, is bringing back a nationally known motivational speaker to meet with area students and parents.
Kiefer, 15, was a freshman at Whitefish Bay High School when she died from two prescription drugs one year ago today.
June Rubner, one of Bay United's founders, said Monday that Milton Creagh will speak to Whitefish Bay high school and middle school students March 16 and to students at Maple Dale, Bayside and Glen Hills middle schools in the North Shore on March 18.
Creagh will also speak on the evening of March 18 at Nicolet High School to parents of the Maple Dale, Bayside and Glen Hills students.
And he is available to speak to other area schools or groups on March 15, 17 and 19, Rubner said.
Creagh will speak to students about alcohol and drug abuse, and to parents about those topics as well as other parenting issues, Rubner said.
He spoke to students and parents from Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa and Shorewood on Feb. 1-2.
Rubner can be reached at (414) 232-8431; and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rubner said some Whitefish Bay High School students today are wearing red in memory of Kiefer. The color is used for red ribbon week and other anti-drug efforts, she said.
A Journal Sentinel investigation of Kiefer's death, and of the pervasiveness of prescription drugs in overdose deaths throughout the area, was posted Monday on JSOnline.com.
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