As part of Summit County's observance of September as 'National Recovery Month' – and in partnership with Square Fest and a variety of community organizations – the free 4th Annual 5K 'Recovery Walk' will kick off Saturday, September 10 at Noon at Oriana Day Reporting, 750 W. Market St. in Akron's Highland Square District. (Overflow parking for participants will be at Akron UMADAOP, 665 W. Market St.).
The walk will highlight the many advocacy efforts and services available to the growing number of individuals and families who wish to access and sustain long-term recovery. Recovery Walk participants will spend a family-friendly afternoon of fun, food and fellowship while learning more about the many recovery support and treatment providers in our area.
This year's Recovery Walk will offer an opportunity for eligible participants to earn county Vitality points. Also, participants will be able to create a sign to walk with to honor a loved one who fought a battle with addiction; sign-making materials will be provided for free.
Event sponsors include: Summit County Children Services (Coordinator of the STARS Program), IBH, Freedom House, Greenleaf, Oriana House, F1 Community Housing, the County of Summit ADM Board, Summit County Juvenile Court, Ohio Guidestone, Summit Metro Parks and the Packard Institute.
For sponsorship information, contact Paula Rabinowitz.
Click here to register online.