Watch our 2022 Freedom Awards Luncheon. Program starts at the blue dot at 1:05:00.
Fora Health held its 22nd Annual Freedom Awards celebration on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. More than 200 supporters attended the joyous celebration both virtually and in person. The event honored Representative Tawna Sanchez with the Samuel C. Wheeler Freedom Award for being a behavioral health champion in the legislature and helping to lead Oregon’s recent historic investment to support those who struggle with addiction and mental health conditions. Senator Kate Lieber and Representative Rob Nosse were presented with The Spirit of Recovery Advocacy Award for championing a $470 million legislative package in 2021 containing funding to grow Oregon’s behavioral health workforce and services and make additional investments into our behavioral health system. The luncheon featured gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek as the keynote speaker. Proceeds from the luncheon surpassed $190,000 and all funds will benefit people experiencing substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders through Fora Health’s treatment and recovery programs.