What could be better than spending a spring morning having fun with friends and neighbors and getting some exercise? Supporting a worthwhile cause at the same time! Please join me on Saturday, April 27, 2013 for the “Heroes in Recovery South Florida 6K Run & Walk”.
The mission of Heroes in Recovery is to work to reduce the stigma associated with substance abuse treatment, to help raise awareness of the need for treatment, and to provide support to people in recovery. Heroes in Recovery hosts similar events across the nation. Money raised at the South Florida 6K Run/Walk will benefit Mount Bethel Human Services.
The Heroes in Recovery Run & Walk will run from 7:00am to 10:30 am at the Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. I will be there representing Sunrise Detox, to show our proud support of this worthy organization.
There are over 23 million people in America who need help with addictions and mental health issues. Only about 3 million actually seek treatment. Heroes in Recovery believes many more people would seek treatment if they didn’t sense a social stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Events like the South Florida 6K Run & Walk raise community awareness of the wisdom of seeking treatment and help to remove that stigma. If addiction and mental health disorders treatment is viewed in a positive way, and accepted by the community, more people needing treatment will seek treatment. In other words, more lives can be saved.
Come join me on April 27th at the Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, for the Heroes in Recovery 6K Run & Walk. It’s a great way to show our community’s support of our friends and neighbors who are making the heroic effort to break the chains of addiction, to give themselves and their loved ones the great quality of life they deserve.