PRO-ACT RECOVERY WALKS! 2015 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Last year 23,000 closed the streets of Philadelphia in support of recovery!
HELP US TO BREAK THE RECORD IN 2015!
PRO-ACT is asking you to support the largest walk ever assembled in support of addiction recovery—our 14th annual Recovery Walks! on September 19 in downtown Philadelphia. We are pleased to announce that it will be at the Great Plaza in Penn’s Landing on the beautiful waterfront once more.
Recovery Walks! is a major fundraiser for PRO-ACT, a program of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania. And all of us providing services in this field are aware of the budgetary constraints under which we’re now operating. PRO-ACT has “tightened its belt” but we need your financial support to keep up with the growing number of individuals and families who wish to achieve long-term recovery and to make the celebration of Recovery Walks! 2015 happen. We must also continue to advocate for those suffering from this disease to be treated with the dignity they deserve.
Please tell everyone about the Walk; become a sponsor; donate to a walker or to the Walk; register and walk; form a team; do some fundraising; volunteer for a committee now; or help on that day. YOU can do all that right here on this website!
Help us to show that recovery is real—it’s happening NOW; that the joyful solidarity of 23,000 or more people can provide hope to others; do your part in reducing the stigma of the disease of addiction; educate the media; celebrate SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month; honor people and organizations that provide services for the recovery community; honor those who have not survived this disease; and to raise funds for PRO-ACT.
What is PRO-ACT? Pennsylvania Recovery Organization—Achieving Community Together is a well-respected, highly visible, and vibrant grassroots organization for people affected by substance use disorders and their families. PRO-ACT works throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania to promote recovery through community programs and activities, shape public policy at all levels, and reduce the stigma of addiction. (www.councilsepa.org/programs/pro-act).
What is The Council? The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., provides a wide range of services to families, schools, businesses, individuals and the community at large, regardless of ability to pay, ethnicity, race, gender, age and/or sexual orientation. It supports all pathways to recovery. The primary purpose of The Council is to provide resources and opportunities to reduce the impact of addiction, trauma, and other related health issues. We accomplish this through prevention, consultation, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention, and recovery support services. (www.councilsepa.org)
What is Recovery Month? Now in its 26th year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month in September to increase awareness and understanding of mental and/or substance use disorders. The 2015 Recovery Month theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable," highlights the value of peer support by educating, mentoring and helping others. The theme invites individuals in recovery and their support systems to be catalysts and active change-agents in communities, and in civic and advocacy engagements. It encourages individuals to start conversations about the prevention, treatment and recovery of behavioral health conditions at earlier stages of life. (http://www.recoverymonth.gov/)