On Saturday, April 29th, the RWBC Caring for America Committee held a Spring Fundraiser for Lost Voices of Fentanyl. LVOF was founded in October 2020 by April Babcock after the tragic loss of her son Austen to illicit fentanyl poisoning. The organization has grown exponentially and holds yearly rallies in Washington, D.C. as well as nationwide to promote awareness, education and prevention of illicit fentanyl poisoning. Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore District DEA Brian Crowe also spoke at the meeting.
The information shared by both April Babcock and Brian Crowe was informative, powerful, and emotional. Fentanyl is the leading killer of 18–45 year-olds in our country. There has also been a steep increase in fentanyl deaths involving younger children. One Pill Can Kill! The RWBC Caring for America Committee raised $1,300 at this fundraiser to help Lost Voices of Fentanyl continue in its worthy mission.