By now, many of you have learned of the tragic loss of Austin Eubanks. At our annual event, on April 11th, we shared an enjoyable evening with a hopeful and powerful presentation from Austin. On May 6th, Austin posted an event picture and wonderful caption on Instagram, which you can see below.
In an article posted on May 18th, his family shared that Austin "lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face. Helping to build a community of support is what meant the most to Austin, and we plan to continue his work. As you can imagine, we are beyond shocked and saddened and request that our privacy is respected at this time."
We are profoundly saddened, and we know that Austin’s life and work will long remain an exemplar for us all.
On behalf of PAS staff and Board,
Elizabeth Pace, Chief Executive Officer
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
A reception and seated dinner featured a keynote address by Austin Eubanks, a nationally recognized speaker on behavioral health and addiction recovery. An injured survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting, Austin’s traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. Now in long-term recovery, he has devoted his career to helping those who have turned to substances as a result of trauma. Austin has spoken to thousands across the nation about his personal journey while discussing strategies to address issues of substance use.
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors
Lee Ann Aden & Mark Tokheim
Crossroads’ Turning Points, Inc.
Centennial Peaks Hospital
Colorado Dental Association
Colorado Nurses Foundation
EAPA Colorado Chapter
Sara Jarrett & Howard Jarrett
Annie Klein & Jane Klein
MINES & Associates
Signal Behavioral Health Network
USW Local 920 – Colorado Employees Staff Chain Pharmacists
Deborah & Jeffrey Astroth
Dan Burrows & Rachel Burrows
Colorado Nurses Association
Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Health Management Associates
Dr. Shelly Sandel & Dr. Bill Henry
Arthur Schut Consulting LLC
Valley Hope Association