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September 20, 2014

        We're delighted to announce that planning for our 13th Annual Recovery Walk in downtown Philadelphia is in full swing. Committees have been formed and they are busy making exciting plans. In each of the last few years, we have gradually increased the number of participants--last year we reached 20,000 at Penn's Landing. Let's top that this year! We know we can do it with your help!
 has been updated and has all the information you may need 
To register to join the Walk: click here
To learn about the Honor Guard: click here
To form and register a team: click here
To volunteer for a committee or or Walk Day: click here
To learn the benefits of sponsoring the event: click here
To sign up as a Sponsor: click here
To download team captains' tools: click here
To donate to the Walk: click here
Sincere thanks to our newest Sponsors
Doylestown Hospital
St. Mary Medical Center
The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown
We can't do it without all of you!
Recovery Walks 2014 is an Important Fundraiser

        The Recovery Walk has several goals:  to show that recovery is real--it's happening NOW; so that the joyful solidarity of 20,000 or more people can provide hope to others; to do our part in reducing the stigma of the disease of addiction; to educate the media; to honor people and organThe Havenizations that provide services for the recovery community; and to honor those who have not survived this disease.
        Hand in hand with those goals, the Walk is a fundraiser so that PRO-ACT can continue to expand our services to the growing number of individuals and families who wish to access and sustain long-term recovery. First, however, we must raise funds to cover the cost of the Walk--signs and banners; t-shirts; speakers and entertainers; parking; added law enforcement for the city; rental booths and equipment, etc.

To donate now to Recovery Walks! 2014, please click here
Celebrate National Recovery Month

        While we're celebrating our 13th Annual Recovery Walk, we're also celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration's 25th Annual Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.

         This year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,Recovery Monthencourages people to openly discuss--or speak up about--mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery. The theme aims to foster public understanding and acceptance of the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery from behavioral health conditions. The observance also promotes ways first responders, faith leaders, youth and young adults, and policymakers can recognize these issues and intervene--or reach out--to help others, as well as themselves.

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