Let’s walk together in support of those in recovery from substance abuse.
Everyone is invited!
WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2013 rain or shine
REGISTRATION OPENS AT: 5:00 p.m. at the Beachmont School
ROUTE: The walk will begin at the Beachmont School and end at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach.
The first 300 students to register will receive an Above the Influence t-shirt
High School students will get up to 4 hours of community service hours
Special speakers and DJ
The Revere CARES coalition and students from Revere High School invite the community to join them for the 3nd Annual Community Walk for Recovery, Sunday afternoon, September 29.
The Community Walk for Recovery is an event led by Revere High School students and teachers and the Revere CARES Coalition. The walk connects prevention efforts among youth and shows support for community members who have lost a loved one to substance abuse and addiction. The walk begins with a rally for students to kick off the youth Above the Influence 2013-2014 campaign and culminates at the Revere Beach Memorial, a candlelight vigil to remember those whose lives have been cut short due to alcohol and other drugs. The walk and the Revere Beach Memorial take place in September which is nationally recognized as Recovery Month.
Last year, in a powerful show of support for those in substance abuse recovery, more than 350 Revere High School students participated in the community’s second Recovery Walk. Each year the walk serves as the successful kick off of the Above the Influence campaign at Revere High School and Middle Schools. This national campaign has been adopted and tailored for Revere schools by Revere CARES in collaboration with student leaders from the Power of Know Club at the high school. Students who participated in the walk have enthusiastically embraced the Above the Influence message which focuses on standing up to negative pressures and encourages young people to be who they are without using any substances like drugs, pills and alcohol.
Before the walk students will participate in a rally where they will have an opportunity to hear from community members in recovery. After the walk, participants will be invited to stay for the Revere Beach Memorial at 7 p.m. “It is our hope that the awareness raised by the Above the Influence campaign, the Community Walk for Recovery, and the Revere Beach Memorial will remind the community that we can continue to encourage young people to make healthy decisions while supporting those in recovery and remembering those we have lost. Substance abuse affects everyone in our community on some level. Together we can create a brighter future for Revere,” said Kitty Bowman, Director of the Revere CARES coalition.