RISE TOGETHER Inspires Hudson community

Hudson drew over 150 community members, parents and students for the closing session Jan. 10 of the seminar series facilitated by Rise Together, a Wisconsin-based non-profit which raises awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol use. Rise Together was able to educate all 6-12 graders in the Hudson School District through a grant awarded by the Hudson Hospital Foundation. …

Bringing Hope to People Battling Addiction

This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by the co-founder of an organization dedicated to educating youth about addiction. (WATCH FULL STORY HERE) Anthony Alvarado, co-founder of Rise Together, will appear on the show. During the interview, Alvarado will talk about his own journey through addiction and into recovery. Alvarado, a speaker and advocate on addiction …

Rise Together Speaks With Local Parents

More than fifty people gathered to listen to Nadine Machkovech and Anthony Alvarado share their experiences with substance abuse and the need for open dialog as a way to combat addiction at the Rise Together event held recently in the Chilton High School library. READ FULL STORY (click here) Rise Together is a grass roots organization founded in December 2013 …

Mother marks third anniversary of daughter’s heroin overdose death

KAUKAUNA – It’s been three years since Megan Kelley lost her life to heroin. It’s also been three years since Bev Kelley-Miller was forced to start describing her daughter not as 22 years old, but as Forever 22. In that time, Kelley-Miller has become a forceful voice on addiction and recovery, collecting and recounting stories of hope, incarceration and death in the opioid epidemic. Less …