On April 12th, I will be running my first 100 mile ultra-marathon, the Zion 100 miler, for a cause that is very dear to my heart. I will be running for Shatterproof, the first national nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing addiction from all perspectives: prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. A little over 7 years ago my mom lost her battle with addiction, a disease that is both preventable and treatable. As a society, we are only beginning to understand addiction as a disease, and thus dismantling the stigma associated with it. The more we can show empathy and support for those affected, the more people will stand a chance at recovery. When those who struggle with addiction have access to evidenced-based care and are not afraid to seek treatment due to the judgement often associated with it, fewer families will loose loved ones to this disease. There is a mountain of research that offers evidenced-based solutions for prevention, treatment, and recovery, yet we are only beginning to use it. Shatterproof aims to change this.