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5th Annual Friends for Hope Breakfast - Keynote Speaker: Damon West

Updated: Mar 1

Please Join Us!

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

7:45am Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00am Program

Eagle Vale Golf Club


Keynote Speaker: Damon West

At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career-ending injury. He turned to drugs to cope with disappointments of life. After graduation, he worked in the United States Congress, was a national fundraiser on a U.S. Presidential campaign and eventually trained to be a stockbroker for United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). One day at UBS, he was introduced to methamphetamines; he became instantly addicted—and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth addiction. Today, Damon lives a life of recovery and service, going to meetings and sharing his story all over the country with schools, churches, athletic teams, corporations, conferences, and inside correctional facilities. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with dozens of college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. His #BeACoffeeBean message has inspired thousands from Walmart to the US Army to the NBA.

Emcees: Doug Emblidge & Norma Holland

Honorary Chair: Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter

Our event serves as a platform to raise money and bring awareness to the challenges faced by those affected by addiction and to highlight the importance of support in their journey to recovery.  We believe that with your generous support, we can make a significant impact in the lives of individuals and families dealing with these issues. 

I am not able to attend but would like to donate:

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:

Lewis Tree Service

Silver Sponsors:

Workplace Communication, Inc.

Rochester Clinical Research



Bronze Sponsors:

Canandaigua National Bank

Kent Strategic Advisors

Trillium Health


Rochester Hope

Villa of Hope

St. Ann's Management Company, Inc.


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