Wendy Loranzo, Founder

  
Wendy Loranzo is a resident of Middletown, PA.  She is the Director of Meetings for the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has 35 years of professional experience in the hotel/hospitality and conference planning industry. Tragically, Wendy’s only child, Elizabeth, died on March 19, 2017 of a heroin (fentanyl) overdose, leaving behind an infant son, Carson, whom Wendy is now helping to raise. After Elizabeth's untimely death, Wendy made the difficult decision to go public with her daughter’s story in order to save other lives from heroin addiction, promote public awareness and education, and let parents know that they were not alone in fighting this epidemic. From this, she founded The Elizabeth Loranzo iCare (Compassion, Advocacy, Recovery and Education) Foundation. The Foundation’s activities are many and varied. The Foundation works closely with county drug and alcohol offices for individuals to seek help, and Foundation funds are raised through donations and merchandise sales to provide financial support for Vivitrol, a monthly injection that blocks the effects and desires of opioids. The Foundation also works to provide families with Narcan, also known as naloxone, which reverses opioid overdoses to save lives. The Foundation provides outreach and services to women’s addiction recovery facilities, including iCare tee-shirts and wristbands, as well as public outreach and education in Dauphin County and surrounding counties of Pennsylvania. With close to 4,000 followers, the Foundation’s Facebook page facilitates daily outreach for those fighting addiction and their families.