Motivation for the Event
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 22 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. 10 million Americans did not receive needed mental health care. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help.
Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) has ignited a grassroots movement called Heroes in Recovery to celebrate the heroic efforts of individuals, families, healthcare professionals and institutions in fostering a society where people can seek the help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated. It intends to remove the social stigma associated with people who are in recovery, to recognize the heroic effort it takes to overcome the obstacles in seeking help, and to celebrate the act of preventing the past from kidnapping the future.
Much like similar movements for Cancer Research or AIDS Awareness, it’s important for the public to understand, embrace, and encourage people who are finding a way to thrive within their own circumstances and live the lives that they desire and deserve.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Art Museum of Palm Springs - 101 North Museum Drive Palm Springs, California
Course: 6K (3.728 mile) scenic course starting and finishing at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Registered participants will receive: short-sleeve technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal.
Registration: $25 early/$30(within 14 days)/$35.00 day of race.
Packet pick up will be held at:
611 S. Palm Canyon Drive Ste 10
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Friday Feb 1, 2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Proceeds from this event got to benefit the Soroptimist House of Hope. This event will take place rain or shine and registrations are non-refundable.
Sponsors: Foundations Recovery Network (FRN).