Live Free 999 Fund Established in Honor of Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins
Carmela Wallace, the mother of Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins, announced today that she has established the Live Free 999 Fund to honor the legacy of her son by supporting young people in their battles and to do so with love, joy and emotional honesty.
“Young people around the world were truly touched by Jarad’s music because he spoke to issues and situations in his music that resonated with them so deeply,” said Ms. Wallace. “I was aware of his struggles with addiction, anxiety, and depression; we had many conversations about his challenges with these issues. I know he truly wanted to be free from the demons that tormented him. I made the decision upon his death that I was going to share his struggles with the world with the objective of helping others. It is my desire to help those who are hurting by providing access to education, prevention and treatment for opioid and other forms of drug addiction. It is my hope that Live Free 999 will help people just as Jarad’s music has and will continue to touch lives for years to come.”
Live Free 999 will strive towards:
- Supporting programs that compassionately and successfully address addiction, anxiety, and depression
- Normalizing the conversation around these issues, especially in underserved communities
- Supporting programs that help people find positive avenues to process their mental health challenges just like Jarad did with his music
The Live Free 999 Fund established by Carmela Wallace will receive additional support via Grade A and Interscope Records. Live Free 999 is a fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIF is a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity that meets all 20 Better Business Bureau charity standards and carries the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.
More information can be found at www.LiveFree999.org