Off the Wall

Thanks to all of you who helped make EPIC’s second annual Off the Wall art auction and fund raiser such a great success! There were about 100 people in attendance at this year’s event and we were able to raise almost $6,000 to support EPIC’s work! Thanks to all the artists who donated to the...

July 7, 2015January 21, 2016by

EPIC Dog Wash

The EPIC Resource Committee is planning a fundraiser in conjunction with the City of Cape Girardeau during their “Doggie Swim Day” at Cape Splash on September 27th.   During the annual “Doggie Swim Day” Cape Splash is open to dogs in the community so they can come and take a dip to cool off at the...

July 7, 2015September 29, 2015by

Steer Sober

EPIC partnered with Dr. Jeremy Barnes’ Program Planning and Evaluation students from Southeast Missouri State University to develop the “Steer Sober” project designed to reduce drinking and driving.  The students initiated a campus wide pledge drive where their peers pledged to Steer Sober and not drive after drinking. They designed and distributed t-shirts with the Steer Sober...

July 6, 2015July 11, 2016by

Chair-Elect Nominations Needed

Unfortunately, Robyn Snodgrass is unable to continue in her role as EPIC’s Chair-Elect. Typically the Chair-Elect spends one year learning the duties of the Coalition Chair before taking over the position. We are filling the position mid-term so the person voted into the position will be serving as Chair-Elect until December 2015 and then will...

June 24, 2015September 8, 2015by

Attention Area Artists!

EPIC is hosting an art auction on April 24th and we are hoping you will consider donating a work of art for the second annual “Off the Wall” event. We plan to include a live auction, a silent auction and sales of select items. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the...

March 13, 2015July 16, 2015by


     EPIC Pals works to build assets in local teenagers by focusing on the human-animal bond.  We are excited to be working with our sixth group of EPIC Pals students.  EPIC Pals is currently taking place at the Missouri Division of Youth Services Girardot Center. We meet three times a week and cover lessons...

March 2, 2015July 1, 2015by

Letter from our Chair-Elect

To the EPIC Coalition, The three years I have spent as a member of the EPIC Coalition is not a great deal of time, but I have seen a great deal of accomplishments.  Much of this success can be attributed to what I believe to be the greatest strength of the coalition, diversity.  Armed with...

March 2, 2015July 16, 2015by

EPIC Glow 5K Run

    Join us for the FIRST annual EPIC Glow 5K! The run is scheduled for December 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm at the Osage Centre on the community trail. This will be a timed race by Cape Road Runners. Be prepared to ring in the new year in a healthy way, with EPIC! Proceeds...

November 18, 2014July 16, 2015by

Breakthrough Breakfast

Epic’s Advocacy Committee recently held two Breakthrough Breakfasts to educate service providers and community members about marijuana and related issues. We would like to thank The Office of Addictions in the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University for sponsoring both of the breakfast events. We would also like to thank the speakers for...

October 28, 2014July 16, 2015by

New EPIC Staff Member

My name is Jessica Belanger, and I have come on board with EPIC as a part-time project coordinator. I am very excited to be a part of this awesome coalition, and to help fulfill our mission of preventing substance abuse with our young citizens! I received my BSW in 2009 from Southeast Missouri State University...

October 21, 2014July 16, 2015by