About a year after Ethan Monson-Dupuis died of an accidental heroin overdose, his mother, Robin Monson-Dupuis, woke in the middle of the night. She heard Ethan’s voice saying, “You’ve got to organize a race, Mom, about my fight against addiction.” That was the beginning of Ethan’s Run Against Addiction, an annual event that supports addiction recovery.
Robin and Jeff, Ethan’s dad, connected with Ethan’s high school running coach, Richard Dodd, who has his own story of addiction recovery. Rich became the race director.
Participants in Ethan’s Run Against Addiction run or walk in honor of those who lost their fight against addiction, and to support those who are still fighting.
Ethan’s Run Against Addiction provides an opportunity for action: a powerful remedy to the despair we feel when a loved one struggles with or dies from addiction.
All proceeds from Ethan’s Run Against Addiction go to Ethan’s Fund through Aurora Health Care.
Ethan’s Run Against Addiction 2019: Opening Remarks from Robin Monson-Dupuis, Ethan’s Mom
Ethan’s Run 2019 Photography was generously provided by Stitch In Time Photography (Stew Garson and Doug Sundin).