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“Rally for Recovery!” to Take Place This Weekend Around U.S. and U.K.
By Join Together Staff | September 12, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed inRecovery
Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in “Rally for Recovery!” on Saturday, September 15, as part of Recovery Month. Events in the United States and the United Kingdom will include rallies, marches, runs and walks.
Events in Detroit, Michigan; Hartford, Connecticut; and Dublin, Ireland will be streamed live. Participants will call for an end to discriminatory policies, and for support for people seeking or in addiction recovery.
“Over 20 million Americans are in long-term recovery from addiction, benefiting themselves, their families and communities,” said Dona Dmitrovic, Chair of the Board of Directors of Faces & Voices of Recovery, which is coordinating the events. “We thank everyone who’s standing up for recovery, offering hope and opportunity for people who still need help to recover.”
Participants in the sixth annual Rally for Recovery! will conduct voter registration and education, contact members of Congress about how recovery saves health care dollars and lives, and share their recovery stories.