Ethan’s Fund
Against Addiction

A beloved son, brother and friend, Ethan Monson-Dupuis died in 2016 from an accidental overdose of heroin. He was 25 years old. Join us in our work to destigmatize addiction and support recovery.

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What We Do

Ethan's 5K Run/Walk

This annual 5K run/walk is a fundraising event for Ethan's Fund, which helps ensure that people with the disease of addiction receive the best treatment possible in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond.

Support for Sober Living

Ethan's Fund provides scholarships to the Culver Alumni House, a sober living facility where people in recovery reacclimate to the community – and begin a new, substance-free life. It also supports residential treatment services at the Dewey Center.

Destigmatizing Addiction

Understanding that substance use disorder is a disease – not a character flaw or moral deficiency – can help lessen the barrier of shame that people with addiction often feel about seeking treatment.

Ethan's Story

A beloved son, brother and friend, Ethan Monson-Dupuis died in 2016 from an accidental overdose of heroin. He was 25 years old. A UW-LaCrosse graduate in psychology, Ethan was a talented musician who played guitar, piano and percussion. He loved watching and playing sports, especially basketball, and was an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan. Ethan valiantly fought mental health and substance use issues and hoped someday to use his experience to help others in their recoveries.

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A courageous memoir written by Ethan's mother, Robin Monson-Dupuis. She tells the story of surviving the pain of her traumatic loss, beginning to heal, and finding a new relationship with her son. This raw account of losing a child to the opioid epidemic offers honest reflection and a profound message of hope that the bonds between us can be embraced, even deepened, despite physical death.

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There's no shortage of evidence that we're in a crisis of opioid misuse. While 37 states have Opioid Prescription Protocols for acute pain - which contribute to dramatic reductions in overdose deaths - Wisconsin does not. We want to change that.

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