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On September 24, 2011 over 2,000 attended the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery's 12th Annual Recovery Walks! at Bushnell Park in Hartford against the backdrop of Connecticut's State Capitol.
Speakers included CCAR Board President Bill Leary, and CCAR Executive Director Phil Valentine. Everyone enjoyed music by Shaded Soul.
A few numbers from the Walk:
· Over 2,000 attended
· 1,968 years were represented by the Honor Guard alone
· Over 100 Honor Guard members walked, each representing 10 or more years of recovery
· 20 teams walked
We’d like to thank our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and those who attended for making this a huge success.
Since 2006, Faces & Voices of Recovery has worked with recovery community organizations and their allies across the United States to come together to plan events to celebrate recovery and make their voices count by advocating for specific issues and policy changes. In 2007, the issue was ending insurance discrimination facing people with addiction and mental illness. In 2008, the issue was nonpartisan civic engagement in the 2008 elections. Rally for Recovery! events are organized all across the country, with one event serving as the “hub.”
In 2007, a coalition of groups organized by Friends of Addiction Recovery New Jersey brought people together in Liberty State Park, New Jersey, where people listened to music, registered to vote, e-mailed their elected officials, signed petitions and celebrated recovery. Over 30,000 people attended 60 events that year. In 2008, the Rally for Recovery “hub” was the St. Louis, MO “Hands Across the Bridge” and over 40,000 people attended events across the nation. In 2009, New York City’s A&E Recovery Project Rally was the national “hub” with over 70,000 people attending over 90 events across the country.
The 2010 hub will be on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA in partnership with PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together). Our goal is for 100,000 people to turn out for recovery across the nation as part of Rally for Recovery! At the events, people in recovery, their families, friends and allies are encouraged to participate in civic life through voter registration and education and celebrate their growing visibility. They are joined by a vast array of elected officials, celebrities, public officials, law enforcement officers and allies. Each Rally for Recovery! event reflects the interests of organizers, frequently combining family activities like face painting, music and food with advocacy activities like walks around the State Capitol and opportunities to meet and speak with elected officials. People from around the country will be calling in to the Philadelphia “hub” to report on the number of walkers, runners and participants at their local events, raising the national profile of the growing recovery movement.
Last year on September 12, 2009, an estimated 70,000 people attended over 90 events, reporting on their events by calling in to the national “hub” event, A&E's Recovery Project Brooklyn Bridge Recovery Walk in New York City. And thanks to the many individuals who registered to vote and emailed their members of Congress about health reform as part of their Rally for Recovery! and Recovery Month observances.
CCAR is now organizing the 11th annual Recovery Walks! We are asking you to join us in this dramatic display of support for recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. We are hopeful that you will be supporting this event by being a volunteer, sponsor or organizing a Team and serving as Team Captain. Together we can generate the hope, and create a powerful message: that recovery is possible for anyone. On Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Hartford's Bushnell Park, thousands of individuals will offer themselves as "living proof" that recovery is real.
September is Recovery Month
There are many events this year around the country, and recoverymonth.gov has put together a neat little widget to locate events around the country. "The Recovery Month Web sites aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers, and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug disorders in all its forms is possible."
So click the logo at right and open the search page, enter your zip code, and find out what's going on around you in September. We hope you'll take part in any of there events, and if you live here in New England, we want to see you in Bushnell Park on the 25th!