Creating awareness, recovery programs, and additional resources that support the fight against addiction while providing immediate action to prevent overdose.
Father and Son Forever
The Knight Foundation was created in honor of my son Trevor J. Knight. He was brilliant, talented, handsome, loving, gentle, and had a heart of gold. Trevor battled with addiction for a number of years. Two weeks prior to his 21st birthday, he lost his battle with addiction by a horrific and tragic overdose.
The foundation is committed to honoring my son by helping those who are suffering from addiction. Ultimately we want to save lives. To accomplish this we must bring awareness of this epidemic to every corner of the country, teardown stigmas related to addiction, educate the public on what they can do, and work towards prevention within the schools/churches/and community, as well as assist and support family and friends that have lost loved ones to addiction.
Through Gods strength and the efforts of an extensive support network of amazing family and friends, The Knight Foundation was formed. The Knight Foundation looks forward to working with you to join this fight and be a partner in saving our loved ones from this evil disease.
We can’t bring my son back, but we can change how we move forward. The Knight Foundation is a 501c3 company.
Recovering the Artist
Recovering the Artist is an art program and Exhibition that promotes the discovery and artistic talent throughout the substance abuse community. All artwork is created by recovering addicts. The program is design to foster a creative channel for expression, recovery, an outlet of accomplishment, to encourage self rewarding achievements that promotes self-respect, self-worth, purpose, and a healthy engagement of active recovery.
Here’s how it works. Recovering addicts may participate in weekly art classes with professional instructors that help guide and enhance artistic technique. The classes are free to registered members and art supplies are included (i.e. canvasses, water color paints, acrylic paints, charcoal). Our artists will attend our weekly classes and work on their latest piece(s) of art to be submitted in the following exhibition.
The art submitted in the exhibit will be offered to the public for sale in the form of a donation. Each purchase will be in confidence, by sealed bid, and awarded to the highest bidder. In addition, each piece of art that is sold will be able to receive additional donations, beyond purchasing the original piece of art, by purchasing the art printed on a t-shirt. All funds received for the sale of our Artist’s work, online sales, sponsors, and donations will go back into supporting and growing our network of classes and exhibitions.
A Recovering artist does not have to attend the class to participate and may submit their artwork via our online registration portal at www.recoveringtheartist.com/registration. We will have limited space for our live exhibition. In the event the exhibition is full, artists can elect to place their pieces in the following exhibition and offer their work for sale online.
We look forward to welcoming each Recovering Artist to our program and appreciate each person that elects to support our program by Donation and/or Sponsorship. We appreciate your involvement and support. Please join us by following one of the below links.
The Race 4 Recovery 5K
The Race 4 Recovery 5K is an annual run/walk event that is based on providing immediate action to those threatened from addiction and overdose. This run/walk is to promote awareness, break down stigmas associated with addiction, honor those that have been lost, and support those who currently are in the fight. The event will be held on September 16, 2018 at the RIO Washingtonian around the lake.
The event will have live music and a DJ, giveaways, top prizes, food and merchandise vendors and many additional fun activities. Each registered runner will receive a participation bag including many great surprises.
My son’s favorite color was purple. We are honoring the presence of his spirit by encouraging all participants to wear something purple; color your hair, purple socks, shirts, hat, etc.
The run/walk is an official sanctioned race that is timed. We encourage our runners to have fun while competing for our top prizes and we encourage our walkers to come and have fun, support the event, and join the community, our cause and together we can fight back against addiction and overdose.
We look forward to seeing you at The Race 4 Recovery 5K and appreciate all of your support. Please join us by following one of the below links.