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November 12, 2016 (San Diego, CA) Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment is returning to San Diego for their annual 6K run/walk. The race is a 6K, not a 5K, which not only represents the six letters in the word “HEROES,” but also symbolizes the extra distance people in recovery go to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Heroes in Recovery was ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), a family of treatment centers, which includes inpatient and outpatient treatment centers located in southern California.
The Heroes race in San Diego will also benefit local charity The Turning Point Home which is a community-based, peer oriented, residential recovery home that provides shelter, food and recovery services to alcoholic women.
“We are thrilled and honored to be the charity beneficiary of this year’s Heroes in Recovery 6k,” said Tim Lucey, president of the board of directors for The Turning Point Home. “This is a great way to celebrate recovery, and it will help us deliver our message of hope for woman recovering from alcoholism.”
The Heroes 6K will be held on Saturday, November 12, at 9:00 am. The race starts and finishes at De Anza Cove Park and takes participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) course along Mission Bay. All registered participants will receive a race shirt and finisher’s medal. This is a family friendly event and will include post-race food, entertainment, cash prizes for placers and raffles for participants and spectators.
Early registration for the 6K is $25, and regular registration increases to $30 and eventually $35 as race day draws near. Walk-up registration on race day is $40.
For more information and to register for the event go to: http://www.heroes6K.com.
About Heroes in Recovery:
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 23 million people needed treatment last year and only three million sought help. Ten million Americans did not receive needed mental health care. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier that keeps individuals and families from 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 often accompany an addiction.
Each Heroes in Recovery 6K race serves as an educational tool for the community and also reminds individuals who are on a personal journey of recovery that many others are on that road with them. For more information or to register for any of the Heroes 6K races, go to HeroesInRecovery6K.com.
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