Freedom Award Announcement

Bill DickeyThe Board of Directors of De Paul Treatment Centers is pleased to announce that Bill Dickey of Morel Ink is being honored as the 2014 Sam Wheeler Freedom Award recipient. The Sam Wheeler Freedom Award is presented to a member of the community who openly shares their story of addiction recovery and dedicates their time, resources, and energy to helping people struggling with a substance use disorder.

Past recipients include the late state Senators Ben Westlund and Lenn Hannon, the late Sam Wheeler of the Wheeler Foundation, Izzy’s restaurant co-founder Izzy Covalt, Ann Miller, Dr. James Thayer, Jack Hopkins of NW Medical, Dr. Marvin Seppala,  The Loyola Men’s Group, Ken and Joan Austin, Dennis Doherty, Nancy Engeman, John Kroger, and Mark O’Donnell.

Bill will be honored at the Freedom Award Luncheon on September 18, 2014 at the Sentinel Hotel.  Funds raised at this important luncheon are used to support De Paul’s Youth and Family Treatment Center which helps youth ages 13-18 achieve freedom from addiction and lead healthy, productive lives.

To purchase tickets, tables or sponsorship information for the event, please visit or contact Stephanie Hooper at 503-535-1172.