Colton's Journey To Liberation

Inspiring Awareness & Changing the Conversation Around Substance Abuse 

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Your contributions will help fuel change in the field of addiction and promote the utilization of helpful local resources.


Our goal is to focus on helping people and eliminating barriers to recovery.

Colton’s Journey to Liberation (CJL) is a movement created to inspire awareness and change the conversation around substance abuse. The inaugural event will be held at St. James United Church of Christ located at 76 Main St, Hamburg, NY 14075


 on June 23, 2017. This cause was created due to a story that affected the hearts and lives of people close to our Western New York community. Colton Lasker was only 23-years old when he passed away from complications relating to his drug addiction. Colton’s mother, Becky, and sisters Stephanie and Shayna are committed to shine a light on the journey that individuals, families, and friends endure from addiction-related hardships. 

The main goal of this event is to raise awareness, provide education, and generate financial support to local organizations that are determined to offer resources and an answer to this local, national, and worldwide epidemic. We hope that this local endeavor can be a catalyst for change in the way addiction is viewed and treated. Addiction is not a choice, it is an everyday struggle felt by millions of people. CJL will advocate for ideas and organizations that promote positive outcomes and individualized assistance. 

Proceeds for CJL will be donated to Kids Escaping Drugs (Renaissance House), UNYTS, and The World Through Your Eyes, Inc. (TWTYE Inc). Kids Escaping Drugs (Renaissance House) was instrumental in their efforts to help Colton identity positive ways to confront and combat his addiction. Furthermore, they played a huge role in assisting Colton and his family in navigating the complexities of the treatment world. UNYTS helped Colton save four lives with the donation of his organs. TWTYE, Inc supports individuals affected by addiction with the use of creative outlets and contemporary resources. 

Thank you for your time in reading this letter.

Lets make a difference together! 

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