CITY OF OCONOMOWOC - In the four years since his death, Archie Badura's family and friends have made it their mission to bring awareness to opioid addiction.
From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19, the fourth annual Jump for Archie, Jump for Prevention Day will take place at the Oconomowoc City Beach. Lauri Badura, Archie's mother and the founder of Saving Others for Archie, will host the event. Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow will also be in attendance for National Prevention Day in the Park.
This year, several jumps will be featured. The Recovery Jump is scheduled for noon followed by the Jump for Archie & Others at 12:30; Elected Officials & Federal, State, County Leaders Jump at 1 and the Prevention Jump at 1:30. At 1:45, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner will give the closing remarks.
The public is invited to bring a towel and change of clothes to capture their own jumps, to hear inspiring stories, and receive free naloxone (Narcan) training to learn how to administrate the opiate reversal agent. Participants in naloxone trainings will receive a free dose of the drug. Participants in the jumps will receive a free T-shirt and SOFA wristbands while supplies last.
In February, Sensenbrenner introduced the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act to help save lives by fighting the spread of fentanyl analogues. Sen. Ron Johnson introduced a similar SOFA Act in the Senate in July 2017.