GPF Foundation to host talk with author Gabby Bernstein Oct. 15

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Submitted by Lauren Finch
Posted10/10/2020 1:00 AM

The third annual GPF Foundation event featuring keynote speaker Gabby Bernstein, will support the organization's ongoing work to inform young people about the risks of using recreational drugs and educate the medical community about how to appropriately diagnose and treat related dangers. The virtual event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Gabby Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Universe Has Your Back" and has written six additional bestsellers, including her most recent book, The New York Times bestseller "Super Attractor." She was featured on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday as a "next-generation thought leader," and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabby to be part of the "SuperSoul 100," a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life's work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. The New York Times identified her as "a new role model." She appears regularly as an expert on "The Dr. Oz Show" and co-hosted the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation with Deepak Chopra. For more on her work, visit


GPF Foundation's friend and special guest Dan White, the Magician at the NoMad Hotel in New York City, is returning for a brief special appearance.

The 2019 GPF Foundation event raised approximately $200,000, which supports the foundation's major educational and medical initiatives.

With the funding, an educational presentation was created on the potential harm involved when using MDMA and a corresponding longitudinal study on its effectiveness led by Dr. Steven Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science was launched.

The medical initiative supports the GPF Foundation Medical Fellows from NorthShore University HealthSystem and Cook County Hospital. The Fellows' efforts on behalf of the GPF Foundation focus on researching and creating emergency room protocol for adverse reactions to MDMA, which has been recognized as a blind spot in the medical community.

Established in memory of Gregory Paul Friedman. The GPF Foundation is committed to saving lives by supporting education, appropriate treatment, and overall awareness of the dangers related to recreational drug use, utilizing a harm reduction approach.

The foundation's tagline Greg's Path Forward is the spirit of the organization, working toward a future where the general public and the medical community have the knowledge needed to combat the risks of recreational drugs.

To learn more or to support the organization, visit

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