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Foundations Recovery Network Announces Inaugural Heroes In Recovery 6K Run/Walk In San Diego on November 8
Event to Break the Stigma Associated with Addiction and Mental Health Disorders Includes $1500 Prize Purse For Top Finishers.
October 5, 2015 (San Diego, CA) – Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment is proud to bring one of its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk events to the San Diego community. The unique event is presented by Foundations San Diego and Southern California Recovery Centers and will be held on November 8 at 9:00 am at the De Anza Cove Park in Mission Bay. The race takes participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) course by the bay.
The goal of the race is to garner support for people in recovery and to educate the community at large about behavioral health issues. It includes a prize purse totaling $1,500.00 to be presented to the top four males and females in the Overall and Masters Overall age division. The fourth place finishers will be recognized with the unique distinction of ‘Almost Podium’. All Registered participants will each receive a commemorative technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal. This is a family-friendly event and will include post-race nutrition and entertainment for race participants and spectators.
The charity beneficiary for the 2015 San Diego Heroes in Recovery 6K is San Diego Freedom Ranch, which was established in 1972 as a nonprofit Alcohol and Drug Residential Treatment facility. They have helped thousands of men regain and maintain sobriety while enabling dozens of East County civic and church groups to conduct hundreds of events benefitting the entire community. Their mission is to provide a safe, healthy, and sober environment offering a program of recovery through which alcoholics and drug addicts can achieve and sustain sobriety – and adopt a new life through live and service.
This event marks the 25th in a series of 6k races since 2011 being held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment mental health needs and recovery. Previous events have taken place in Nashville, TN New York, NY, Palm Springs, CA, Louisville, CO, Coconut Creek, FL, Roswell, GA and Memphis, TN.
Early registration for all races is $25, regular registration is $30 increasing to $35, and day-of-race fees are $40.
For more information and to register go to www.heroes6k.com
About Heroes in Recovery:
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. Ten 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.
Heroes in Recovery is a grassroots movement ignited by Foundations Recovery Network intended 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.
The Heroes in Recovery 6K races serve as an educational tool for the community as well as a reminder to individuals that while they are on a personal journey of recovery, many others are on that road with them. For more information or to register for any of the Heroes 6K Races, go to www.HeroesInRecovery6K.com.
About Foundations Recovery Network:
Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. FRN’s treatment facilities include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, CA; The Canyon in Malibu, CA; The Oaks at La Paloma in Memphis, TN and Black Bear Lodge in Sautee, GA; as well as full-service outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, GA; Santa Monica, CA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; and Palm Springs, CA.
All Foundations Recovery Network treatment centers practice a system of care that treats co-occurring disorders in a fully integrated approach for lasting recovery. For more information, please visit www.foundationsrecoverynetwork.com.
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