Sep 5, 2014 Comments Off on REVERE’S RECOVERY MONTH EVENTS admin


The Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere invite you to two Recovery Month events happening in Revere on Sunday, September 21st. Each year, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) declares September as Recovery Month across the United States. This national observance increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover. This year, SAMHSA will celebrate the theme “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out.”


The first event celebrating Recovery Month in Revere will be the 4th Annual Community Walk for Recovery which will take place on Sunday, September 21st, (weather permitting). Registration begins at 5:30 PM in the Beachmont Memorial School, 15 Everard Street, Revere MA. The first 300 Revere students to register will get an Above the Influence t-shirt, and all high school students will receive community service hours. All community members are welcomed to participate! The Community Walk for Recovery is an event led by the Revere CARES Coalition and Revere Public School students and staff. The walk connects the coalition’s efforts to prevent substance abuse among Revere youth and shows support for community members who have lost a loved one to addiction.  The walk begins with a rally for students to reenergize the youth Above the Influence campaign, and culminates at the Revere Beach Memorial. Event weather updates will be posted on:


The walk will culminate at the 8th Annual Revere Beach Memorial. The Revere Beach Memorial serves as a way to remember those who lost their lives to substance abuse. It is an opportunity for family members and friends to gain strength and support from others who have experienced a similar loss, and it is a reminder to those struggling with addiction that treatment can save lives. The planning committee for the Revere Beach Memorial is a group of dedicated individuals who are committed to helping Revere prevent and address substance abuse. The memorial will begin at sunset, approximately 7:00 p.m., and will end by 8:00 p.m. at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach (rain or shine). Individuals can register the name of a loved one by contacting Revere CARES at 781-485-6440 or by arriving between 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the night of the event.


This important annual event is made possible through the support of local residents and business owners. If you are interested in making a donation to the Revere Beach Memorial fund, please send checks (made payable to the ‘Revere Beach Memorial Fund’) to the Revere Beach Memorial, c/o Revere CARES Coalition, 300 Ocean Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. Money raised will not only go towards continuing the memorial, it will also be used to support local addiction treatment programs and youth education. Funds raised in the past have been donated to the North Suffolk Mental Health Meridian House, East Boston Rehab and a Revere High School scholarship fund for youth impacted by addiction.