About Us – Christopher Wolf Crusade
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OUR STORY

Christopher Wolf passed after a 14 year battle with opioid misuse and dependency. Like so many others, his battle with opioid dependency began with a prescription. Christopher was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in middle school. This diagnosis led to countless surgeries and a lifelong struggle with pain management the foundation of which was opioids.

When Christopher passed, Cammie Wolf Rice, his mother, transmuted her pain into purpose. She’s dedicating her life to preventing other mothers from the soul crushing pain of loosing a child.

In 2018, Cammie founded the Christopher Wolf Crusade (CwC) to end opioid misuse before it begins. After all of the time that Cammie spent in the hospital with Christopher, she recognized a fundamental need for prevention. There was not one professional on Christopher’s medical team to educate him and his family about the risks of his pain medication. As a result, Christopher struggled with opioid misuse and passed away from it.

When Christopher passed, Cammie Wolf Rice, his mother, knew that she had to get on the prevention side.

Cammie knew that no other parents should have to experience the loss of a child to overdose.

In 2018, Cammie founded the Christopher Wolf Crusade with a mission to end substance misuse before it begins. After all of the time that Cammie spent in the hospital with Christopher she recognized a huge need for intervention. No one educated Christopher or his family about the risks of his pain medication until it was too late.

Christopher Wolf Crusade was created to fill the education and prevention gap for patients and the public.

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Vision

We are in pursuit of a world without opioid dependence and overdose. We champion education about the opioid epidemic and offer innovative alternative solutions to manage pain and prevent substance misuse disorder.

“He spent much of his life as a patient, recovering from countless surgeries that weakened him physically. But Christopher Brett Wolf was a healer to others.”

Alexis Stevens, Atlanta Journal Constitution

GOAL

Our goal is to provide opioid education and resources as well as mental wellness skills training directly to hospital inpatients and outpatients to ensure they are well supported during recovery. This support is provided by CwC’s Life Care Specialist, a Care Coach who personally sees the patient through to recovery. In addition, CwC’s Be Well Program provides patients and their families with the resources necessary to ensure a substance-free future post-recovery.

Meet the CwC Advisors

CAMMIE WOLF RICE

Chief Executive Officer

JOHN G. RICE

Chief Financial Officer

DR. MARA SCHENKER

Chief Medical Officer

DR. HANSA BHARGAVA

DR. WILLIAM BORNSTEIN

DR. JANET COX

DR. IRA HOROWITZ

DR. MICHAEL JOHNS

DEAN LINDA A. MCCAULEY

ELAINE MILLER KARAS LCSW

DR. MARK RAPPAPORT

DR. ALAINA STECK

DR. JUSTINE WELSH

Meet The Team Responsible For
Our Evidence-Backed Programs

J’LYNN BAKER

Research Team Member.

ERIKA ORTEGA

Clinical Research Coordinator with Emory University.

DR. NICHOLAS GIORDANO

Assistant Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.

JESSE SEILERNUND ASPANG MD

Research Team Member.
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The Flight: My Opioid Journey is a deep dive into Cammie Wolf Rice's story around the opioid epidemic and the loss of her son, Christopher.

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