The 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.