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Kacie’s Cause team will attend Town Hall Meeting in Oxford

Andy Rumford created an educational web site called Kacie’s Cause that includes information that Rumford hopes will save lives while continuing his daughter’s commitment to helping others.

Andy Rumford created an educational web site called Kacie’s Cause that includes information that Rumford hopes will save lives while continuing his daughter’s commitment to helping others.

Andy Rumford, a Kennett Square resident whose 23-year-old daughter, Kacie Erin Rumford, died of a heroin overdose in March, will take his crusade to educate the public about the scourge of this widely available drug to the southern end of Chester County.

After a well-attended brainstorming session that Rumford held last month at the Longwood Fire Company, he said he was delighted to receive an invitation from Oxford Mayor Geoff Henry to speak at an Oxford Town Hall meeting on June 19 at the Oxford Presbyterian Church.

A web site Rumford created called Kacie’s Cause includes information that Rumford hopes will save lives while continuing his daughter’s commitment to helping others.  He and other members of the Kacie’s Cause team will take their message to Oxford, stressing the importance of working together to confront a heroin epidemic responsible for over 36,500 deaths a year nationwide that has now reached the local community.

The event is open to the public, and you do not need to be a resident of Oxford to attend. An RSVP to  longwoodcorvette@yahoo.com is appreciated, but not required. For more information, visit www.kaciescause.com.

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  1. kathleen says:

    First I would like to say how very sorry for the family of kacie.
    My heart goes out to you. I have been going through the same thing with my son. He has almost died 5 times and still continues on this path and thousands of dollars later my heart is still breaking and very confused he says he wants help and in the state of NJ getting help when you finally get someone to say they will except it is next to impossible if your not rich. When you call for help without insurance they tell you we can bring you in in maybe a month or a few week. If anyone who has gone through this knows there is only a small window before the addict uses again or actually kills themselves. My heart is breaking and love my son with all my heart but unfortunately I may watch him die like casies family. Sad and terribly confused

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