Akron’s Community Health Center wants to bring as many people together as possible for one night and recognize, support and nurture anyone affected by addiction and recovery. Community members are encouraged to support one another and walk one mile together to show that in fighting the disease of addiction there is strength in numbers.
The agency’s inaugural “Break The Cycle” Recovery Mile will take place Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m. at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron, and is a free event that is open to anyone who has been personally affected by addiction, and to people who just want to help support those who are.
The event will include DJs, a photo area, entertainment and inspirational speakers. The walk will recognize people who have been lost to the disease but will also celebrate those who are fighting it every day.
This event is free, but it is also a fundraiser for Community Health Center, with all donations going to support the services provided to the community. Participants are encouraged to make a $20 donation or start a walking team through the event’s FirstGiving page (https://www.firstgiving.com/chcbreakthecyclemile/2016).
Donations are not necessary to attend but are greatly appreciated. For info on purchasing sponsorships and maximizing fundraising, visit www.commhealthcenter.org/walk.
For questions about the event or to schedule a short presentation about the event and CHC’s services to the community, contact Development Director Dave Rich at (330) 315-3770 or [email protected].