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Please consider an end-of-year donation to PreventionWorks

For the past three years I have served as Treasurer on the Board of PreventionWorks, a local public health and social justice organization in Washington, DC.  As many of you know, prior to that I was a staff member there, conducting needle exchanges, providing referrals to treatment and services, and getting to know our clients.  […]

PreventionWorks Thanks You for Your Support

Thank you to Lisa, Andy, Sadie, Jonah and Frank for your donations to PW.  Together we raised $550!  Wahoo!  (If you still want to join in the fun, it’s not too late!  The fiscal year ends today- September 30th – but donations are ALWAYS appreciated.) kd

Palin: Wrong Woman, Wrong Message

Thanks to my friend Rachel for sending this link to a great Op Ed written by Gloria Steinem.

Alzheimer’s Awareness

In college I was fortunate to have two fantastic mentors as thesis advisors.  One of those great mentors was history professor, David Schalk. Mr. Schalk (at Vassar no one uses “Dr.”) is a patient, loving man who always spoke with the highest regard of his wife.  She was also a Vassar graduate, and I had […]

Too much news

Yesterday was a day with too much news to report! Frank called me from the house at around 8:30 to tell me that the one of the houses across the street was on fire. The street was full of fire trucks (including the ladder truck from the fire station by our condo) and there was […]


The first and most exciting update has to do with PreventionWorks.  We received two enormous checks today from individual donors, bringing the total amount of donations in response to the articles to over $20,000!  This generosity and eagerness to reach out and support the worthy cause of needle exchange and harm reduction truly overwhelms me.  […]

The Washington Post gets on board

The front page of today’s Metro section featured an article about PreventionWorks — the third mention of PW in major news sources in a week! It’s really hard to be leaving the field right as all this positive momentum is building.  If the ban is lifted, I’m sure I’ll find my way right back into […]

DC Needle Exchange in the NY Times (twice in 7 days!)

This is a very exciting time at PreventionWorks. (It makes it even harder to be leaving!) I failed to mention that last week’s article appeared on the *front page* of the NY Times with a great photo of Ron Daniels. The article attracted a lot of attention and as of Friday we had gotten over […]