CADCA Honors Former Congresswoman Mary Bono and Consumer Healthcare Products Association President and CEO Scott Melville for Their Commitment to Reducing Drug Abuse Among America’s Youth

WHAT:             CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) celebrates its 18th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner by bringing together business, Federal, congressional and community leaders from across the country who support CADCA’s mission of creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities. Scott Melville, President and CEO of Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his commitment to addressing the complex issues of medicine abuse and misuse and for CHPA’s 10 years of outstanding partnership with CADCA. The Honorable Mary Bono, Principal, FaegreBD Consulting, and former member of the U.S. Congress will receive CADCA’s Champion for Drug-Free Kids for her countless hours of leadership and service, both in and out of Congress, towards reducing drug abuse among America’s youth.

The Honorable Bill Johnson (R/6th-OH) will also address the 400 expected attendees. Youth leaders trained by CADCA’s National Youth Leadership Initiative, Ananth Ghosh and Jetter White, will speak about youth empowerment and their prevention work in their communities. Pat Lawson Muse, News4 anchor with NBC Washington, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. 

WHEN:               Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 6 -9 p.m.

WHERE:             The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC

WHO:                 Arthur T. Dean, Major General, U.S. Army, Retired, Chairman and CEO, CADCA
                               Scott Melville, President and CEO, CHPA
                               Mary Bono, Principal, FaegreBD Consulting, Member U.S. Congress (1998–2013)
                               Bill Johnson, U.S. Congressman (R/6th-OH)
                               Pat Lawson Muse, News4 Anchor, NBC Washington
                               Mark Trudeau, President and CEO, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
                              Jack Sammis, CEO, IMN Solutions
                              Ananth Ghosh, youth coalition leader, SRSLY coalition
                              Jetter White, youth coalition leader, Pittsfield Prevention Partnership

About CADCA

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.