Dumpstahunk Featuring Ivan Neville Headlining Rhode Island Rally4Recovery

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September 21, 2013 event showcasing national movement of people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

“We invite people in recovery, our families and friends from throughout the region to join us in Providence,” said Jim Gillen, Co-Chair of the Rhode Island Rally4Recovery committee.

Dumpstaphunk featuring lvan Neville is headlining the September 21, 2013 Rally4Recovery in Providence, RI. Neville, in long-term recovery from addiction, is a musician, singer and songwriter. Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy, advocate for the rights of people with addiction and mental illness, will be the Rally4Recovery Grand Marshal, kicking off events nationwide. Speakers will include David Mineta, Deputy Director of Demand Reduction, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

“We invite people in recovery, our families and friends from throughout the region to join us in Providence,” said Jim Gillen, Co-Chair of the Rhode Island Rally4Recovery committee. “There are over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. On October 1st, millions of people with addiction and mental illness will be eligible for health insurance coverage. We will be celebrating this important victory by getting ready to enroll,” he continued.

“We thank everyone who’s standing up for recovery, offering hope and opportunity for people who still need help to recover,” said Dona Dmitrovic, chair of Faces & Voices of Recovery’s board of directors. “When we recover, we benefit ourselves, our communities and the nation.” Faces & Voices is the national organization coordinating Rally for Recovery! events during September, National Recovery Month. Over 100,000 people are expected to participate. The Rhode Island Rally will be live streamed worldwide.

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m.: Street festival and celebrations begin
    3:00 p.m.: Rally at the Main Stage
    7:00 p.m.: Torch parade to WaterFire

Where: Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street & Canal Street, Downtown Providence, RI

About Rhode Island Rally4Recovery
Entering its 11th year, Rally4Recovery has grown from a gathering of a few hundred people to a day-long celebration of recovery attracting over 6,000 people in 2012. A memorial luminaria procession closes out the event as part of the city-wide WaterFire celebration. The event helps build an attractive culture of recovery in Rhode Island, with the belief that everyone has a right to, and is capable of, recovery from addiction to drugs, alcohol and mental illness. A state-wide coalition, led by people in recovery, plans each year’s rally and includes public and private sector treatment providers in addition to the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. http://rally4recovery.com/

About Faces & Voices of Recovery
Faces & Voices of Recovery is the national organization of individuals and organizations joining together with a united voice to advocate for public action to deliver the power, possibility and proof of recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Since 2007 Faces & Voices has helped organized walks, rallies, picnics and other events at hundreds of locations across the nation and around the world under the umbrella Rally for Recovery! to support long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org

About Recovery Month
National Recovery Month is an annual observance during the month of September that is sponsored by the National Planning Partners in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. A listing of events around the nation and the world can be found at http://www.recoverymonth.gov/.

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