DRUGS! (The Musical)
has it all:
a VLOG, an Instagram, a FaceBook page, a TikTok, a telethon, a documentary, the musical itself, and now an official GoFundMe campaign to raise money for community partners across Canada making a difference in the realm of Harm Reduction!
Joe Amero is a Toronto based comedian and Social Worker. He's a graduate of the Longform & Improv conservatories at The Second City Training Centre where he co-created his prolific troupe Pepperoni Pizza Cats.
Joe is an alumni of Bad Dog Theatre's Featured Players and has enjoyed performing stand up and sketch comedy as well as appearing in films. Joe is a survivor of addiction and is beyond grateful to spend his time these days with his loving family.
DRUGS! (The Musical) is the follow up to his sold out one person show Blood.
But this isn't about Joe Amero or even DRUGS! (The Musical).
The whole idea was created to raise awareness through education and destigmatize drug use by celebrating the true and steady soldiers on the front lines doing the real work and contribute to their amazingly worthy cause.
ALL the proceeds from this campaign will benefit Canadian Harm Reduction efforts and initiatives.
Harm Reduction (as defined by The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition ) is a comprehensive, just and science-based approach to substance use. It represents policies, strategies and services, which aim to assist people who use legal and illegal psychoactive drugs to live safer and healthier lives.
Thanks to you all in advance for your contribution to this undeniable, evidence-based intervention and the amazing people practicing it and saving lives every day.
*Here's our list of community partners as of now:
Hamilton AIDS Network
Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction (TIHR)
The ALLY Centre of Cape Breton
Prince Edward Island & ALL of the Atlantic Region
SUNAR - Substance User Network of the Atlantic Region
Prairie Harm Reduction
Manitoba Harm Reduction Network
Moms Stop The Harm
Yellowknife Womens Society Yellowknife Street Outreach
Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
*Partners subject to change
Our goal is to hand them $1000 each to aid in their amazing work (but we're fairly certain they'd accept more)
Please donate today
HARM REDUCTION SAVES LIVES!
*The fundraiser will stay open until January 1st, 2022!
Organizer and beneficiary