Heroes in Recovery Announces Inaugural 6K Race in New York City

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A Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk event is taking place on August 16 in Riverside Park to support those in recovery and break the stigma associated with addiction.

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Heroes in Recovery 6k - 8/16/14 in New York City

This Heroes in Recovery event is the 15th in a series of 6k races that are held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment and recovery.

Heroes in Recovery, a movement which celebrates the heroic efforts of those who seek the addiction and mental health help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated, is proud to announce its inaugural Heroes in Recovery 6k Run/Walk in New York City. The Heroes movement, ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), a family of treatment centers across the country, seeks to educate the community at large and celebrate those on the journey of recovery.

Transcend Sober Living is the presenting sponsor of The Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk, with Friedman participating as a platinum sponsor. The race will be held on Saturday, August 16, at 8:30 am starting at 103rd Street Promenade in Riverside Park. The scenic course will take participants on a 6K (3.728 mile) run through New York City’s Riverside Park adjacent to the Hudson River.

The local charity beneficiary of this race is Xcel University, which was founded in September 2007 by NBA star Ron Artest, now known as Metta World Peace. Xcel University works to encourage kids to further their education and advocates for mental health awareness and quality mental health services for all. Xcel University focuses its efforts on education by offering incentives and providing scholarships and addresses mental health issues by conducting public awareness campaigns and helping to fund nonprofit organizations that provide mental health services to their communities.

The race will include awards presented to the top three males and females in the overall category. Additional prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in their age divisions. Registered participants will each receive a short-sleeve technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal. This is a family-friendly event.

This Heroes in Recovery event is the 15th in a series of 6k races that are held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment and recovery.

Early registration for all races is $25, regular registration is $30 increasing to $35, and day-of-race fees are $40.

For more information and to register, go to http://www.heroes6k.com.

About Heroes in Recovery:
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. Ten million Americans did not receive needed mental health care. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help.

Heroes in Recovery is a grassroots movement intended to remove the social stigma associated with people who are in recovery, to recognize the heroic effort it takes to overcome the obstacles in seeking help, and to celebrate the act of preventing the past from kidnapping the future. While the movement initially focuses on persons recovering from addictive behavior, it is meant also to recognize heroes recovering from many other types of disorders and trauma that can feed or manifest from an addiction.

The Heroes in Recovery 6K races serve as an educational tool for the community as well as a reminder to individuals that while they are on a personal journey of recovery, many others are on that road with them. For more information or to register for any of the Heroes 6K Races, go to http://www.Heroes6K.com.

About Foundations Recovery Network:
Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. FRN’s treatment facilities include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, CA; The Canyon in Malibu, CA; La Paloma in Memphis, TN; as well as full-service outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, GA; Santa Monica, CA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; and Palm Springs, CA.

All Foundations Recovery Network treatment centers practice a system of care that treats co-occurring disorders in a fully integrated approach for lasting recovery. For more information, please visit http://www.foundationsrecoverynetwork.com.

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