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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tree of Hope 2015


Save the Date! Tree of Hope 2015 will be held December 16th!

Click here to purchase an ornament.

Since 1990, The Council has been extending invitations to the community to decorate the “Tree of Hope” with personalized ornaments bearing the names of people being honored. Whether to commemorate those who have lost their lives to addiction or to celebrate and honor a life gained in recovery, each ornament placed on the 18-foot evergreen is a representation of the hope of recovery from addiction. If you are unable to attend, you may choose to have us place your ornament on the tree in your absence.

The “Tree of Hope” is also a unique opportunity to acknowledge individuals who have made a positive impact in your life or the life of others as they struggle against this often misunderstood disease.  Please join us in honoring family members who have successfully achieved recovery, and commemorating survivors, mentors, and/or loved ones who have been lost to addiction.

25,000 Celebrate Recovery

0446795c-48c4-4851-ae32-39364102704aThe Council would like to thank the record breaking 25,000 people who walked in support of recovery. Individuals, families, elected officials, organizations, businesses and schools came to Penn’s Landing for the 14th Annual Recovery Walks! 2015.

You demonstrated that the Recovery Community is a constituency of consequence, that is willing to stand up to end stigma and be a voice for the 20 million still needing to access services to sustain long-term recovery.

Over 300 members of the Honor Guard, representing a total of 5,629 years in recovery, led the walk.

During the walk, education and advocacy activities included:

  • New voter registration
  • Family education booth
  • Petition to Pennsylvania lawmakers to pass a budget that includes $20 million for emergency treatment
  • Pennsylvania Commitment for Involvement in Healthcare Advocacy
  • Naloxone Education and Overdose Prevention Information Distribution

This year, we received more media attention than ever before!  There is power in numbers and our voices are being heard!  Plan to attend Recovery Walks! 2016 next September.

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