Dear Friends and Community Members,
We would like to take a moment and thank you for your support of this year’s Community Walk for Recovery and Revere Beach Memorial. It was amazing to see our community walking together and making a stand against substance abuse but also making a stand to support each other.
This year, an estimated 350 students and family members walked as a demonstration of their commitment to be Above the Influence of drugs and alcohol. students and family members walked as a demonstration of their commitment to be Above the Influence. The Above the Influence campaign encourages young people to make good decision for themselves, especially around not using drugs and alcohol.
Together we heard two great messages from members of Meridian House, telling of their journeys to recovery from substance abuse as well as the importance of staying substance-free. We also heard from Megan at Revere Public Schools on why Above the Influence has been a focus of hers in the programs offered to students. There was also a lot of fun dancing, rallying, and celebrating as this flood of students walked the near mile path to Revere Beach.
The walk culminated in the Revere Beach Memorial, which was attended by approximately 200 members of the Revere community. This solemn event, which included music and poetry, was an opportunity for families and community members to remember loved ones they have lost to drug and alcohol addiction.
If you’d like to see photos, check out our Facebook page here or click to expand the photos above.
A big thank you to everyone who made this year’s Recovery Month events a success: Our volunteers, our community organizations, our city officials, the Police Department, Revere Public Schools, and most importantly the community in Revere and the surrounding area. We couldn’t do any of this without you!
Looking forward to next year,