Friday, September 24, 2010

1st Annual OBX Walk Against Addiction

Saturday, September 25 · 9:00am - 11:30am
First Flight High School
Registration begins at 9am. Walk begins at 10am.

Registration - $10 per person - children under 12 years of age are free.
Donations can also be made to OBX Walk Against Addiction.

We'll be there with our doves! There will be a release before the walk.

There will be professionals in the fields of addiction, treatment facilities and support groups to pass out information and answer questions. They include Dare County Coalition Against Substance Abuse, New Horizons, Two Dreams Outer Banks, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Joanne Hummbers of Professional Counseling Services, Footprints in Recovery, AL-ANON and Oxford House.

"No one is ashamed to have cancer, heart disease or any other type of illness and they seek help immediately. But I believe there is still a stigma attached to the disease of addiction and I am hopeful that my walk will help take some of that away so people reach out for treatment and hope to change their lives", said Brenda Thacker, Dare County resident who has spearheaded this special event.

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit "The Awareness That Addiction is a Disease Fund" providing education and scholarships for those in need of treatment.

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