She was able to train her body to withstand unimaginable conditions as she ran over one hundred miles across the Gobi Desert to promote addiction awareness.
Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, recognized nationwide for their successful programs treating addiction, has announced the winner of 2013 William J. Farley Recovery Service Award. This new award recognizes one distinguished Farley Center alumni each year for their dedication to continued recovery and for inspiring those around them to embrace the positivity of a healthy lifestyle.
“This award really spotlights the great accomplishments that are achieved by people once they are no longer have the weight of chemical dependency on their shoulders,” Don McCourtney, Executive Director. “In Pam’s case, she was able to train her body to withstand unimaginable conditions as she ran over one hundred miles across the Gobi Desert to promote addiction awareness. And that’s just on her days off from working with county drug courts and building relationships with other Alumni.”
Pam Rickard is a Roanoke, Virginia native who graduated from the Farley Center in 2006 and has since worked as Regional Liaison Alumni Coordinator on campus. She now serves as Vice President of Marketing for Runwell: The Linda Quirk Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering those affected by addiction to obtain treatment and engaging entire families in the recovery process.
“It is an honor to be the first winner of this award and I’m so grateful to be able to share my experiences with others,” shared Pam. “I’ve met so many other passionate souls in my time at The Farley Center and look so very forward to seeing their hard work acknowledged in the coming years.”
Those who are interested in learning more about the Alumni Program may learn more at http://www.farleycenter.com/alumni.