Oregon Partnership is honored to present the Mary Oberst Award for Leadership in Preventing Underage Drinking to Mike Roach, owner of Paloma Clothing, and parent advocate.

 This annual award is given to an individual who has devoted themselves to raising public awareness about the devastating impact of alcohol on young minds and bodies.

As a community activist and long-time volunteer in Portland Public Schools, Mike Roach founded the Parent Action Network at West Sylvan Middle School and is co-chairperson of the Health Action Network at Lincoln High School.

His tireless work has been instrumental in advocating safe choices and positive reinforcement for students and educating parents about substance abuse issues.

 Ever since his daughter Isabel entered Kindergarten, Mike has spent Mondays volunteering at her school, saying “I’ve never had a boring day.”

This year’s “Over the Rainbow… Where Hope is Alive” celebrates the work that Oregon Partnership is doing statewide to end the epidemic of drug & alcohol abuse and suicide in Oregon. We celebrate a healthy life and the hope that we can serve those in need.

Join us for an evening of celebration. Click here to purchase tickets. Special thanks to our sponsors: David and Susan Anderson Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Taco Bell Walgreens Oregon Pacific Investment Development Corporation NW Natural The Standard


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