Gilliam’s Promise, Highlands drug free coalition, sponsors a student led club dedicated to preventing substance abuse by area youth. David Long, the club’s president, recently spoke to the Franklin Daybreak Rotary Club, sharing the club's mission. The non-profit organization is the vision of founders, Bill and Eleanor Cheney. In September 2009, their beloved grandson, Gilliam, took his own life due to his involvement with drugs. Since then they have dedicated themselves to substance abuse prevention in the hopes that no other promising young life is cut short, and no other family experiences such a heartbreaking loss.