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Heroes In Recovery And The Oaks at La Paloma to Host Fourth Annual Heroes in Recovery 6k Run/Walk In Memphis

 The Event Helps Break the Stigma Associated with Addiction and Mental Health and Includes $1500 Prize Purse For Top Finishers.  

 May 15, 2015 (Memphis, TN)Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, returns to Memphis, for the fourth straight year for one of its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk events. The goal of the race is to garner support for people in recovery and to educate the community at large about addiction and behavioral health issues. The Heroes movement, ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), a family of treatment centers that includes The Oaks at La Paloma in Memphis, has also been carried on the shoulders of supporters, advocates, friends, family members and all those touched by the disease of addiction and mental health issues.

The Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 am in Overton Park in Midtown Memphis.  The race starts and finishes next to the East Parkway North Pavilion and takes participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) looping course through the old forest section of the park. All Registered participants will each receive a New Balance technical race singlet and finisher’s medal. This is a family friendly event and will include post-race nutrition, entertainment and prize raffle for race participants and spectators.

The race includes cash prizes totaling $1500.00 to be presented to the top four males and females in the Overall and Masters Overall age division. Additional awards will be presented to the top four males and females for age group division, and the fourth place finishers will be recognized with the unique distinction of ‘Almost Podium’.

The charity beneficiary for this race is The Church Health Center. Their mission is to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to caring for the working uninsured and promoting healthy bodies and spirits for all. They serve the communities of Memphis with core values of trust, compassion, commitment and quality. The Church Health Center promotes wellness education and the Model for Healthy Living, encouraging all to live balanced and healthy lifestyles.

This Heroes in Recovery event marks the 19th in a series of 6k races that are 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 Previous events have taken place in Charlotte, NC, New York, NY, Palm Springs, CA, Louisville, CO, Coconut Grove, FL, Roswell, GA and Greenville, SC.

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

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 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. While the movement initially focuses on persons recovering from addictive behavior, it is meant also to recognize heroes recovering from many other types of disorders and trauma that can feed or manifest from an addiction.

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

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

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