Narconon® Fresh Start Participates in the Say No to Drugs Race

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Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation and prevention staff members run in the 12th Annual Say No to Drugs Race at Universal Studios and are acknowledged for their efforts in the fight against drug abuse.

Over 3500 people attended the 12th Annual Say No to Drugs 5K and 10K race, which was held on Sunday, Dec 2 in the back lots of Universal Studios. Staff members from the Narconon Fresh Start Drug Rehabilitation and Education group were there to participate in and support the event this year.
The course wound through the back lots of Universal Studios and down several hills and through some of Hollywood’s most famous movie sets, including the Bates Motel, Spartacus Square, Jaws, Little Mexico, Dr. Seuss’s Whoville, War of the Worlds and more. The movie sets definitely made the run interesting. One of the Narconon Fresh Start runners said, “This race really makes my day every year and I really love checking out all of the sets! I work very hard as a drug rehabilitation admissions counselor so it inspires me to see the large number of participants running in the race and supporting the Say No to Drugs message.”

Sponsors of this year’s event included Sports Authority, IHOP, In-N-Out Burger, Ralphs, El Pollo Loco and many others. The proceeds from the race benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley, Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth (CADFY), The Foundation for a Drug Free World, the Burbank Community YMCA and Narconon Drug Prevention & Education. There were many other important supporters at the event such as The Los Angeles Laker Girls, Los Angeles Kings, Kaiser Permanente, the LA Sheriff’s Department, Walt Disney Group, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Also, Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge came out to lend his support.

Sigal Adini, the Executive Director of the Narconon Drug Prevention and Education program, attained donations from corporations and individuals to ensure that 157 children were sponsored to race as part of Team Narconon. The Team Narconon red shirts were everywhere, making it one of the most visible groups of the event.

After the race, the Narconon staff was acknowledged for their efforts in the battle against drug abuse. The Narconon Fresh Start program provides effective drug rehabilitation and prevention programs to resolve the negative effects of drugs in society. For more information, on their programs, please go to or call 855-734-2223.

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