Last week, Facing Addiction rang the closing New York Stock Exchange bell.
It was a big moment for the national resource and advocacy group, working to solve America’s public health crisis. With Wall Street paying attention, organization officials hope, corporate America may follow.
Jim Hood — Facing Addiction’s co-founder and CEO — is a longtime Westporter. He helped start the non-profit after his 20-year-old son Austin died of an accidental drug overdose.
The ceremony was a public event. But Jim made it very personal too.
On the stock exchange wall, he left this achingly simple note: