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PRO - ACT Recovery Walks ! 2012

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Saturday, September 22, 2012
PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2012

        The date is now set for PRO-ACT's Recovery Walks! 2012, a major Hub for Faces & Voices Rally for Recovery 2012.

        Start organizing your team and give it your own catchy name! Design your team t-shirts! Try to beat Fresh Start's record 263 members from last year! Register for the Honor Guard and let's have more than the 377 in last year's Honor Guard! Sign up now to volunteer for a committee (scroll down)! Or roll up your sleeves and join the 400 volunteers we need on that day! And, if you can sing, tune up your pipes because Recovery Idol will be bigger and better than last year's. The Recovery Idolauditions will begin in early summer and will be an important part of the post-Walk stage program. (If you would like an entry form for Recovery Idol, please send an e-mail to Marita
         We're planning to make Recovery Walks! 2012 the Pennsylvania area's largest National Recovery Month event with a lot of support from New Jersey and other nearby areas. SAMHSA's National Recovery Month is a nationwide movement that celebrates individuals who have sustained long-term recovery and honors people and organizations who make recovery possible. An added benefit of the celebration is that it provides hope to individuals and families who have been affected by the disease of addiction and to those who have just begun their journey of recovery. Support the Walk and show the nation that recovery is not only possible, but a reality!

        Once more, we will gather on Philadelphia's beautiful waterfront at Penn's Landing, where everyone will have an excellent view of the stage program and entertainment and there's plenty of room to socialize with friends and visit sponsor booths. During the festivities, teams and walkers from all across the region and nearby states will be walking through the most historic area of downtown Philadelphia.

        Please put Saturday, September 22, on your calendar.  Plan to help Recovery Walks! 2012 exceed the 15,000 people who last year made history by being the largest Walk ever assembled in support of Recovery!
                  Rally for Recovery    Recovery Month Banner 2012

Become a Sponsor! Show Your Support!
You Have Several Choices of Sponsorship Levels and Benefits
Please send an e-mail to Marita at
or call her at 215-345-6644, ext. 3160
Walk Committees Need Volunteers 

        We have already begun planning and forming the committees and we need your help. Nearly all of the committees need members and those listed below need Chairpersons with leadership abilities. The committee chairpersons will attend the monthly planning meetings downtown. If you can spare a little time to help one of the Walk committees, or to Chair one of the committees below, please call Cheryl Poccia at 215-923-1661, or send an e-mail to Cheryl at this address. Cheryl also is creating a list of people willing to help only on the day of the Walk, September 22.

Information/Greeters: Greet and direct people as they arrive; distribute programs or handouts; and provide staffing of information tent. 

Sign Language and Spanish Interpreters: Contact and coordinate Interpreters for the day of the Walk (may help with translation of documents if they have that ability). 

Truck Transportation:  Coordinate with other committees for delivery and removal of supplies to site on day of event.
Walk Route Logistics:  Work with police and ambulance services for crowd control and security of Walk route; ensure that all signage at event as well as Walk route is placed or hung appropriately for day of event; make contact with businesses along Walk route to inform them of Walk.
This Is YOUR Walk!
We need YOUR help to make it a success!
 Call Cheryl Poccia 215-223-7700, or send an e-mail to this address.
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