FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ – On Saturday, August 15, 2015 (rain date August 16) a walk will be held commencing at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion on Buckwheat Road in Franklin, NJ in memory of two young men from the area who lost their lives to addiction. Two local mothers joined by pain and heartache over the loss of their sons got together with The Center for Prevention and Counseling to plan this community opportunity for healing and hope. The public is urged to participate by walking on August 15, by becoming a sponsor of the walk or by making a donation. The “Changing the Face of Addiction” walk hopes to make a difference in supporting people who struggle with addiction. Local and national prevention, treatment and recovery resources will be presented at the event in Franklin as well as an opportunity to hear from people and families speak personally about their road to recovery. Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be available at no extra charge thanks to donations from local businesses.
People with substance use disorders are loved so much by so many and they are our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, partners and friends. The hope is that that through the awareness spread from the “Changing the Face of Addiction” walk that we continue to change how we perceive people with addiction, how we understand the disease of addiction and how we can best advocate for recovery services. Many times, people have a difficult time getting the help that they need to become drug-free and, even though the National Institute of Health considers addiction a disease, it is not always treated like one. Please come out and help support efforts to “Change the Face of Addiction” on August 15 (rain date August 16). Proceeds from this event will be used by the Center for Prevention and Counseling located in Newton, NJ to help those currently in need of services for substance use disorders.
To register for the “Changing the Face of Addiction,” walk, find out more information, become a sponsor or to become involved, call Jenn at The Center at (973)383-4787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org go to http://centerforprevention.org/walk/index.html.