Monday, September 16, 2013


www.recoverywalks.orgSaturday, September 21, 2013REGISTRATION Everyone who walks should be registered. This is the time to do it if you haven't already. It's easy, painless, and free.Click here to get to the Recovery Walks website and register. If you cannot do so ahead of time, please go to the Registration Booth (#2).  HONOR GUARDThe Honor Guard is made up of people who have been in recovery for 10 or more years. They wear purple sashes and lead the Walk. Let's not live in silence any more! Help break down the stigma of being in recovery. It's time to stop living anonymously and show the world how many of us are living as responsible, tax-paying citizens. As you register online, you can click a box to show that you qualify to join the Honor Guard. Or, if you forgot to check the box, go to the Honor Guard Booth (#6) and get a purple sash by which these special people are known. DONATIONS If you wish to make a donation to Recovery Walks and PRO-ACT, please go to the Donation Booth (#1). And Team Captains, wishing to turn in their team's donations, should go to that same booth. MAPS OF PENN'S LANDING AND PROGRAMS There will be Greeters at the Walk who can give you maps showing where the various booth locations are, as well as Programs. Or go to the Information Booth (#4).Spotlight on PRO-ACT's Advocacy and Healthcare Booth (#5) PRO-ACT's Public Policy Committee is hosting the Advocacy and Healthcare Booth (#5) at the Walk, with thanks to Sponsors AmeriHealth Caritas, Independence Blue Cross, and Public Policy Committee member, Skip Carroll. Enrollment. Because enrollment in the new insurance Marketplace begins on October 1, a large portion of the 50-foot booth is dedicated to education on the Affordable Care Act. You can view educational videos and brochures and have access, where we'll show you how to apply online for coverage. You'll also receive information on Free Clinics, Pharma Patient Assistance Programs and Dental Programs. Staff from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and Navigators from the Mental Health Association of Southeast Pennsylvania will be there to help. Take 5. The Advocacy portion of the tent will introduce the "Take 5" program, designed to get individuals involved in public policy. People can register to vote at the booth as well. There are Raffles. The Committee is giving five $50 gift cards away in a raffle. Stop by and learn about either the new healthcare laws or Take 5--you'll receive a sticker that qualifies you for a raffle ticket.  A FEW NOTES ABOUT SATURDAYYou don't have to be in recovery to join the Walk.Use Twitter to locate friends--@recoverywalks #recoverywalks13.Bear in mind that your actions can influence the way in which the general public view the recovery movement. YOU represent recovery.Follow the designated Walk route and stay close with those in front of and behind you-don't let large gaps develop. Keeping everyone together strengthens the feeling of being part of a larger movement.It's a rain or shine event. You may need sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, sweater, or raincoat.Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes--and remember this is not a race.We welcome children but an adult must accompany children under 8.Please leave skateboards, blades, and bicycles at home. But, of course, bring strollers and wheelchairs.Dispose of litter in a trash can and encourage others to do the same, even if you have to put something in your pocket until you see a trash can.If you walk with a dog, pick up after it, and keep it leashed and under control.We discourage wearing headphones. They limit your ability to hear announcements, traffic, others around you, and the overall fun.  Some Selected FAQs From Our Website Q. I'm a volunteer, where do I go at Penn's Landing?A. Go to Volunteer Booths #5 and #6 in Chestnut East in Zone 3Q. Where do I go to pick up my team packet?A. Go to the T-Shirt Booth #10 in Zone 3, on the outside ramp.Q. Is smoking permitted at or during the Walk and Stage Program?A. No.  PRO-ACT has a no-smoking policy in the interest of everyone's health.Q. Can I buy an official Recovery Walks t-shirt?A. No.  Walkers who have donated or raised $50 earn t-shirts. If you would like to make a donation of $50 please proceed to Donations Booth #2 by Registration.Q. Where do I turn in my collected donations?A. Turn them in at Donations Booth #2 in Zone 3 by Registration.Q. If I lose track of my child, what do I do?A. Go to the First Aid Tent, just left of the Stage at ground level.Q. Where is Lost and Found?A. At the Information Booth #1, next to Registration in Zone 3.Parking and TransportationWe recommend that you carpool or use public transportation if possible. There is no free parking. If you drive to Penn's Landing and would like to check Mapquest, use the address of Columbus Avenue and Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106. However, you can easily get detailed directions to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing byclicking here. Parking: There is some metered parking along nearby streets, but there are several parking lots within walking distance from Penn's Landing's Great Plaza. Rates may be around $20.With Thanks to our Top Sponsors for Their Support   To see a complete list of sponsors, please click here       The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.252 West Swamp Road, Unit 12Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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