Saturday, September 22, 2018

Join Us on Saturday, September 22, 2018
PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2018
Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia PA
Registration 7:00 a.m. │ Pre-Walk Program 8:15 a.m. │ Walk 9:00 a.m. │ Post-Walk Program 10:00 a.m.
Avoid the crowd and the lines on the day of the Walk by Registering in Advance!
Make your donations to a Walker, a Team, or to the Event itself!
Schedule of Events:
  • 7 a.m. Honor Guard will get their sashes and buttons near the stage area - this is also where the group photo will be taken.
  • 7 a.m. Registration, Donation and Tee Shirt Tent opens.
  • 7:55 a.m. Invocation and Pre-Walk Program starts.
  • 8:25 a.m. Honor Guard Group Photo take AT STAGE (change from last year).
  • 8:45 a.m. Honor Guard, Elected Officials and Special Guests begin lining up at STAGE (change from last year) and proceed to march with Banners to Chestnut Street Bridge, where other teams will line up behind.
  • 8:50 a.m. Walk Teams meet at Chestnut Street Bridge to get in formation for Walk, following Honor Guard, Elected Officials and Special Guest Banners
  • 9:00 a.m. Walk Kicks Off!
  • 10:00 a.m. Post-Walk Program begins
  • 11:30 a.m. Program Closing

Health and Safety is a top priority. If you are experiencing any health or safety emergencies, Visit our First Aid Tent located at: the lower left hand side of the stage area near the bathroom and the ATM.


  • You don't have to be in recovery to join the Walk.
  • Tweet about your Walk experience--@recoverywalks18 and #recoverywalks18
  • 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 14.
  • 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. 
  • Recovery Walks 2018 is a smoke-free event. Resources will be available to abstain from smoking the day of the walk, go to PRO-ACT Village for more information.
  • Donations will be collected at the upper Chestnut Street Bridge, near the Registration Tent.

The 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 show the world that there are many people living in long-term recovery! Help break down the stigma of being in recovery. 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 to the left of the stage and get a purple sash by which these special people are known.

PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2018 is made possible by the grand sponsorship of the City of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), and the many other generous sponsors. See a complete listing of our sponsors here. The Master of Ceremonies for the Walk will be Jim Rosenfield of NBC10/Telemundo62.
Sponsor Highlights will appear in the next Recovery Walk newsletter notification!
PRO-ACT is hosted by The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
4459 Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18902 │ 215-345-6644
Recovery Support Line: 800-221-6333
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