We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
Have your Sponsorship Agreement delivered to us by August 10 and you will receive all the sponsorship benefits, incuding a booth at the Walk (depending on your sponsorship level). Read the benefits of sponsorship by clicking here and get a Sponsorship Agreement here.
PRO-ACT's 14th annual Walk on September 19 needs your financial support now in order to continue hosting the largest walk ever assembled in support of addiction recovery (a record 23,000 last year) and to continue to provide services and resources to the growing number of individuals and families working to access and sustain long-term recovery.
Please sponsor the event as directed above or make a donation by clicking here.
Registration begins at 7:00 am
Walk begins at 9:00 am
Post-Walk Stage Program 10:15 am
There's Still Time to Form a Team
We have many tips learned over the years to help Team Captains. Come to one of our Team Captain Kick-Off meetings where you'll learn how to organize a team, sign up online, and get copies of helpful tools. We even have a contact in case you want to order customized t-shirts for your team.
Another helpful resource is our Team Captain's Kit. However, if you have specific questions about organizing your team, call Steve Calderbank at 215-345-6644 or email him here.
There's Still Time to Step Out of the Shadows
As I stared through watery eyes at pictures of a rainbow-splattered White House recently, I was moved like never before by the magnificent power contained in a critical mass courageously stepping out of the shadows.
I thought of all the small acts of bravery that many individuals performed and considered the immense personal risks that many individuals took. I thought about the ridicule some faced and about others who lost their jobs, found themselves shunned by their families, misunderstood by their friends or judged by their communities. I marveled at how despite these significant challenges, many still stepped out of the shadows and boldly stood for their truth. The results of this boldness and authenticity are as clear as the red, yellow, green, purple and blue lights that illuminated the walls of the White House. Change happened, and quite literally, the light of the movement shined upon the heart of America's democracy.
I then thought to myself, "What if?"
What if another social issue near and dear to my heart were to be met with the same critical mass courageously stepping out of the shadows? What if this other group of individuals who have been stigmatized, discriminated against, and treated with far less than the equality they are promised in our Constitution were to so boldly step out of the shadows and into their truth?
What if the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction were to come out of the shadows and let the world know of their stories and their solutions?
What if over 23 million Americans and their families, friends, communities and allies stood as one and demanded equality?