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About Us

Jess and Julie Koski

Jess is a writer, a runner, a father, a former college English teacher, a Grand Portage tribal member.

Julie is an ER nurse, a mother, the cofounder of an organization that gives free medical care in Haiti, a cancer survivor.

We believe that opioid overdose death is preventable.

We believe recovery is possible.

We believe the stigma associated with people that use drugs has to end so people can survive.

We believe people's stories need to be heard.

We believe we are all one community, here to care for each other.

Our feet will carry us on a pilgrimage from the Atlantic Ocean at Acadia National Park in Maine to the Pacific Ocean outside of San Diego, California. Every step unites all the communities that have been affected by opioid overdose.

We will provide naloxone teaching.

We will listen and share stories.

We will honor the memories of those lost.

We will raise awareness through the media.

We believe in recovery!

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