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Chicago, IL – September is National Recovery Month and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is hosting its 8th Annual Walk for Recovery on September 15, 2012 at Washington Park.
The walk celebrates the thousands of Chicagoans in recovery from alcohol and drug addictions and the families and agencies who help and support them. National Recovery Month, now in its 23rd year, highlights individuals who live happy and healthy lives in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
National Recovery Month is also a time to honor the prevention, treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible.
The theme for this year is “It’s Worth It,” because although the road to recovery may be difficult, the benefits of preventing and overcoming behavioral health conditions are significant and valuable to individuals, families and communities.
The CDPH Care Van will be on site to provide flu shots and Syphilis testing. An array of other free health services such as blood pressure screenings and a Q & A session with a family practice physician will also be available.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The 3-mile walk will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m., following an introductory program, which will start at 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive between 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Washington Park (55th Street and Russell Drive – 1 block east of King Drive) on Chicago's south side.
NOTE: THIS IS A SMOKE-FREE EVENT
Partnering agencies include but aren't limited to: