SPENCER - The 2nd annual Substance Abuse Recovery Walk is gearing up for Sept. 24 in Spencer. Organizers are looking forward to the event. especially after an amazing turnout last year.
The event had several very generous donations to support the Substance Abuse Recovery Walk. Efforts to date include: Cherokee Board of Supervisor's: $500, Cherokee DEC: $100, First State Bank in Ida Grove: $50, Farmer's Savings Bank in Milford: $100. Non-monetary donations were received from McDonald's in Cherokee, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, and Godfather's in Spencer. Organizers' hopes are that community members will come out and support recovery efforts.
Registration will take place at the north end of the Northgate Mall outside the Compass Pointe Offices. Digital stories will be provided inside Compass Pointe, sharing those powerful examples that recovery is possible.
During the time of registration, activities will be provided for the children in the Compass Pointe Parking lot by Positively Spencer Youth. The Recovery Walk will start from the Compass Pointe Parking lot at noon, lead by a nationally renowned ally in recovery efforts: Dr. Nicholas Taylor.
He will lead the walkers down Grand Avenue in Spencer, ending at Leach Park where Celebration Activities will begin.
Organizers' hopes are to encourage other businesses, community organizations, and individuals to aid efforts in raising money to make this event possible.
The event is hoping to raise $4000, which will be used to provide each registered participant a t-shirt, transportation for parents and kids to and from the Recovery Walk, entertainment fees, as well as other miscellaneous expenses.
Jeff Simonsen, Chairperson for the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, shared the motivation for their generous donation, "The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors is proud to support the Recovery Walk. We all face obstacles in our lives but few can be as heart-wrenching as addiction. With the support of family, friends and loved ones this Recovery Walk can be a large step in the right direction."
For more information, please contact: Lauri Carlson, Parent Partner Director: 712-330-3849 or Melony Storm, Parent Partner Coordinator 712- 229-7568.