Regional Events Calendar
REGION 3 EVENTS:
April 21, 2018: Savage, MD – Young Adult Peer Leadership Retreat, Maryland Coalition of Families. A day of adventure on the ropes course, peer networking with young adult behavioral health stakeholders from across the state, and a focus group on the state of behavioral health and care among youth in Maryland.
April 21, 2018: Washington, DC – Rock Recovery Grub for Good 5K Fun Run & Walk, Rock Recovery. This is a 5K walk/run to raise awareness and support for those struggling with eating disorders and body image issues.
April 28, 2018: Eddystone, PA – 2018 Overdose Awareness Day and Memorial Walk, Bridge to Recovery Foundation. This event is to remember those lives lost to the disease of addiction and to support those actively still battling the disease. The event if for all community member to attend and family and friends of loved ones affected by addiction.
May 5, 2018: Media, PA – Delaware County Suicide Prevention & Awareness Task Force 5K Run/Walk, Delaware County Suicide Prevention and Awareness Task Force (DCSPATF). This event is to raise an understanding of suicide as a preventable community health problem.
May 11, 2018: Ashland, VA – 14th Annual McShin Classic Golf Tournament, McShin Foundation. This event is held at Hanover Country Club and includes dinner and awards after the golf tournament. The tournament seeks to raise awareness and raise money for the Foundation’s commitment to serving individuals and families in their process of recovery.
May 12, 2018: Adamstown, MD – Young Adult Peer Support and Leadership Retreat, On Our Own of Maryland’s TAY Project. A day of adventure on the ropes course, peer networking with young adult behavioral health stakeholders from across the state, and a discussion on what has helped and what has harmed in the services you’ve received. Lunch is provided and space is limited.
May 12, 2018: Bealeton, VA – 1st Annual Car Show & Silent Auction, Warrenton McShin Recovery Center. Family fun fundraiser will feature food, 50/50 raffle, and face painting.
May 18, 2018: Benedict, MD – Tri-County Memory Walk – Death By Addiction. This walk is an event dedicated to planting hope and growing awareness. It is for anyone who has lost a loved one to the disease of addiction – to come together in their honor and memory to create healing and hope. For more information email TriCountyMemoryWalk@gmail.com, or visit their Facebook page.
May 18, 2018: Swarta State Park, Pine Grove, PA – Triyakathon, Ride Float Run. This event combines trail running, mountain biking, and creek paddling. Entrants can participate solo, be part of a relay team, or part of a free agent team. Proceeds will benefit suicide awareness, prevention, and surviving family care through the DES Foundation.
May 20, 2018: Kurtz Beach, Pasadena, MD – Maryland Party for Life, Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This event is all-you-can-eat BBQ with a silent auction and raffles. It is meant to raise awareness and funds or education about mental health disorders and suicide prevention in Maryland.
June 8-10, 2018: Philadelphia, PA – Philly Pride Parade & Festival. This event is the largest celebration of LGBT pride in the region.
June 9, 2018: Westminster, MD – Running for Recovery, Rising Above Addiction. Wilbert Montgomery, from the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions fame, will be in attendance. The event’s proceeds will provide awareness, support and financial assistance in an effort to save youth and young adults from addiction and substance misuse.
July 15, 2018: Nottingham, MD – 2nd Annual Crab Feast, Roberta’s House. The event features DJ Sneek, an all you can eat buffet and crabs, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and vendors. Proceeds will help 50 or more youth attend Camp Erin Baltimore.
August 27, 2018: Mt. Airy, MD – 1st Annual Robert D. Kirkland Memorial Golf Classic, Rising Above Addiction. Proceeds will benefit Rising Above Addiction, Carroll County Drug Treatment Court Development Fund, and Robert D. Kirkland Scholarship. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
September 8, 2018: Richmond, VA – 14th Annual Recovery Fest & BBQ Cook Off, McShin Foundation. This event will have recovery resources, vendors, food, family activities, music, corn hole, speakers, non-profits, and more! ‘Smokin’ Meat… Not Drugs.’
September 15, 2018: Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Recovery Walk, IRETA. This event aims to dispel the negative stigma associated with recovery from addiction, and instead celebrate the many roads to recovery and all those who have traveled them.
September 2018 (TBD): Churchville, MD – Annual Sky Dive, Rising Above Addiction. The event started out of the tragedy of two women who lost their sons to overdose. Money raised will go directly to getting youth and young adults into treatment.
September 23, 2018: Catonsville, MD – 5K Walk/Run, Ashley Caramia’s Cause. This event is to raise awareness of the addiction epidemic and raise funds to support Chrysalis House and Helping Up Mission, which are organizations support individuals through recovery.
October 2018 (TBD): Westminster, MD – 2nd Annual HallowKlean 5K & Walk, Rising Above Addiction. The event’s proceeds will provide awareness, support and financial assistance in an effort to save youth and young adults from addiction and substance misuse. There will also be music and speakers.
National Alliance on Mental Health. These walks support organizations that host education programs, facilitate support groups, provide mental health trainings, advocate for access to services, and offer a compassionate place to turn for the millions of Americans living with mental illness.
May 5, 2018: Newark, DE – NAMIWalks Delaware. This walk takes place at Glascow Park. Check in starts at 9am.
May 5, 2018: Blue Bell, PA – NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia. This walk takes place at Montgomery County Community College. Check in starts at 8am.
June 2, 2018: Baltimore, MD – NAMIWalks Maryland. This walk takes place at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Check in starts at 9am.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALKS
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. These events raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
October 21, 2018: Wilmington, DE – Wilmington Walk
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
October 20, 2018: Washington, DC – Washington DC Walk
September 8, 2018: Woodbine, MD – Carroll County Walk
September : Brandywine, MD – Brandywine Walk
September 22, 2018: Annapolis, MD – Annapolis Walk
September 22, 2018: Ocean City, MD – Ocean City Walk
September 29, 2018: Havre de Grace, MD – Havre de Grace Walk
September 29, 2018: Easton, MD – Mid-Shore Maryland Walk
September 30, 2018: Columbia, MD – Howard County Walk
October 13, 2018: Hagerstown, MD – Hagerstown Walk
October 20, 2018: Frederick, MD – Frederick Walk
October : Mechanicsville, MD – Southern Maryland Walk
November 3, 2018: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Walk
October 29, 2018: Rockville, MD – Montgomery County MD Walk
April 29, 2018: State College, PA – Centre County Walk
August 25, 2018: Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Walk
September 8, 2018: Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Walk
September 15, 2018: New Castle, PA – Lawrence County Walk
September 15, 2018: Carlisle, PA – Carlisle Walk
September 15, 2018: Williamsport, PA – Lycoming County Walk
September 16, 2018: Altoona, PA – Blair County Walk
September 16, 2018: Johnsonburg, PA – Elk County Walk
September 16, 2018: Wilkes Barre, PA – Greater Northeast PA Walk
September 23, 2018: Lock Haven, PA – Clinton County Walk
September 29, 2018: Erie, PA – Erie Walk
September : Sunbury, PA – Snyder/Union/Northumberland County Walk
October 7, 2018: Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Walk
October 7, 2018: Huntingdon, PA – Juniata Valley Walk
October 7, 2018: Lewistown, PA – Juniata Valley Walk
October 7, 2018: Port Royal, PA – Juniata Valley Walk
October 7, 2018: Allentown, PA – Greater Lehigh Valley Walk
October 14, 2018: Johnstown, PA – Cambria County Walk
September 9, 2018: Manassas, VA – Manassas Walk
September 15, 2018: Richmond, VA – Richmond VA Walk
September : Leesburg, VA – Loudoun County Walk
September 22, 2018: Suffolk, VA – Suffolk Walk
September : Dublin, VA – Radford Walk
September : Fredericksburg, VA – Greater Fredericksburg Walk
September 29, 2018: Fairfax, VA – Fairfax NOVA Walk
October 6, 2018: Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg Walk
October : Salem, VA – Salem/Roanoke Walk
October : Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Walk
October 13, 2018: Stephens City, VA – Stephens City Walk
October 21, 2018: Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Walk
October : Staunton, VA – Greater Augusta Walk
November 3, 2018: Danville, VA – Danville – South Central Walk
September 22, 2018: Parkersburg, WV – Mid Ohio Valley Walk
September 23, 2018: Glen Dale, WV – Moundsville/Upper Ohio Valley Walk
September 29, 2018: Charlestown, WV – Charlestown WV Walk
October : Shepherdstown, WV – Shepherdstown WV Walk
OUT OF THE DARKNESS CAMPUS WALKS
These events have already taken place in the spring of 2018. 2019 dates will be posted when available.
THE OVERNIGHT WALK
Jun 16, 2018: Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This walk is a different experience, as people walk all night to fight suicide. The event is to raise awareness and reduce the annual suicide rate.