By: Scott Anderson of the Waukesha Patch

WAUKESHA, WI — 19-year-old Archie Badura died of an accidental overdose on May 15, 2014. On the day of his burial, family members jumped into water fully clothed in his memory, letting Archie know his death would not be in vain and that they would help raise awareness of the opioid crisis in his name.

On Saturday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Waukesha County, state, and local officials will promote awareness and tools to fight against the opioid crisis at the 4th Annual Jump for Archie, Jump for Prevention Day in the Park at Oconomowoc's City Beach.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Saving Others for Archie Founder Laurie Badura will join others for a series of "Jumps" into Lac La Belle: for those living in Recovery, for advocates of Prevention, to honor Archie and others lost to addiction, and for elected officials and leaders to show support.

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.

WHAT: 4th Annual Jump for Archie, Jump for Prevention Day in the Park

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LOCATION: City Beach – 324 W. Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI


11:30 a.m. Event Kick Off

12:00 p.m. Recovery Jump

12:30 p.m. Jump for Archie and Others

1:00 p.m. Elected Officials and Federal, State and County Leaders Jump

1:30 p.m. Prevention Jump

1:45 p.m. Closing remarks by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner