Toni Cornell Launches Education Initiative, Shares Letter About Addiction

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Toni Cornell knows how it feels to lose someone to addiction. And she wants to make sure its never a reality for others.

On Friday morning, Cornell — the daughter of legendary Soundgarden leader Chris Cornell — and her brother Christopher launched “Stop the Stigma: Tackling the Stigma of Addiction through Education,” a national education initiative in partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum and the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation. Her mission: Make addiction a part of education for young people.

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In addition to her announcement, Cornell shared a letter explaining the pain she felt losing her father in 2017, and touches on

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