The Vernon Coalition is asking the community to support its Youth Action Group as they walk to make a difference.
The annual Changing the Face of Addiction Walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Vernon Township High School track. The walk was founded by two Sussex County families, whose sons Eric and George lost their fight with addiction. Since its founding, the walk has grown into a community wide event that allows people to remember loved ones, celebrate recovery and provide hope for the future.
“Recovery is real for people with substance use disorders and our whole community benefits when we make recovery more accessible and attainable,” says the Vernon Coalition.
To help the cause, become a sponsor at app.mobilecause.com/vf/CHANGING/team/VernonCoalition. Bagels will be provided to all who would like to attend.
The Center for Prevention and Counseling provides a wide variety of programs and supports for people to recover. “Our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, cousins, loved ones and friends who thrive in recovery then become the foundation for others to find hope, healing and a pathway forward,” the Coalition says. “Due to COVID-19, we are unable to meet in person as a large group this year. Instead, we are hoping to walk together as a Coalition.”