Natural High, a drug abuse prevention organization that helps youth discover, amplify and pursue their natural high, presents its 13th annual gala on October 19, from 6-10pm, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Jordyn Wieber, world champion gymnast and gold medalist, will be honored at the event as Natural High’s newest celebrity ambassador. Additionally, Paul McCulley, chairman of the Society of Fellows of the Global Interdependence Society, founder of Recovery Media, LLC, and executive producer of the documentary film The Anonymous People, will be honored with the first ever ChangeMaker Award for his leadership and commitment to Natural High’s mission.
Natural High has grown tremendously since its inception, now collaborating with more than 16,000 educators to reach nearly 7 million youth across the country. “We have a lot to celebrate, having grown to reach over 7 million youth,” says Natural High Founder Jon Sundt. “This gala marks this celebration, but it also serves as a reminder that we can’t reach our goals alone. Our friends, our advocates, our ambassadors — these are the people who have and will make it possible to encourage thousands more youth to pledge to live naturally high.”
Wieber was selected as this year’s honoree because of her positive, drug-free example, and her dedication to the pursuit of her natural high. She serves as an exemplary role model to young women worldwide. She stars in the next release of Natural High’s video series, which will be published on Natural High’s new digital platform this fall. She joins other stars and drug-free role models such as Bethany Hamilton, Lauren Conrad, Cassadee Pope, Travis Pastrana, Terry Kennedy, and Paul Rodriguez Jr., who have all lent their stories to the Natural High curriculum. Natural High makes this curriculum available free of charge to over 16,000 educators nationwide.
The Natural High reception, auction, and dinner is $250 per person. Guests can purchase the VIP ticket for $350, or reserve a table of 10 for $2,500. (www.naturalhigh.org)