Farley Foundation was created by the immediate family of the late comic actor,
as a channel for our own grief and bewilderment at the loss of a son and brother.
As family members - aware that our own tragic
loss was shared by thousands of Chris' fans around the country - we began paying
visits to kids in schools. One classroom at a time, we sat down with groups
of kids and simply told Chris' story: "Our brother was a funny, smart, popular
guy who had everything in the world going for him. Everybody loved him. He was
a riot and he was a really great guy. One day he made a bad choice, he started
using drugs. And once Chris started, he found he didn't know how to stop. Eventually,
he sought all kinds of help, went in and out of every program with an ounce
of promise. Ultimately, the drugs killed him. And the laughter stopped."
With the telling of that story, The Chris
Farley Foundation came into being.