Mark McManus Foundation


The Mark McManus Foundation provides community outreach and educational programs to raise awareness about the risks associated with prescription drug use, misuse, and addiction. The foundation was started by Mara McManus Rhodes, Co-Founder of The Rx Task Force after she lost her younger brother and only sibling in 2014 to opiate addiction. In collaboration with The Yampa Valley Community Foundation, donations will benefit educational programs for youth, parents, clinicians, coaches, mentors, and professionals. In Mark’s legacy, the hope is that no one will be in the dark about the power of addiction.

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Upcoming Events:

  • ‘More PT – Less Rx’ Program to be offered through Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation and Sports Med. A developing program available to patients who need financial assistance with physical therapy treatments for injury rehabilitation.
  • Chief Theater Film Series to follow in Spring.

Past Events

  • On 4/20 the group presented to faculty and Junior & Senior Class at SSHS – 350 in attendance.
  • Drug take-back events in September 2015 & March 2016 with Routt County Sheriff’s Office (collected a total 82 lbs of medication)
  • Four-part Lunch & Learn Series March 2016 – 600 people attended
  • Three-part evening learn series at The Chief – 60 people attended
  • Chasing the Dragon film premier The Chief- 60 people attended
  • Educational presentation to Manic Task Force Challenge participants – 150 people attended
  • Presentation to Steamboat Mountain High School students & staff – 70 people attended
  • Presentation at Routt County Board of Health Meeting – 10 people attended
  • Presentation at Steamboat Restaurant Association meeting – 40 people attended
  • Presentation at the Steamboat Ski Corp hiring staff and executives – 40 people attended
  • Presentation to YVCF Women Who Wine – 10 people attended