Regional Events Calendar
June 1, 2016: Arlington, VA – Grub for Good 5K, Rock Recovery. This is a 5K run to raise awareness and support for those struggling with food and body image! There will be a runner’s social at local bars for free appetizers, drink specials and prizes.
June 6-7, 2016: Washington, D.C. – National Council Hill Day 2016. This free, two-day event brings together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers and community stakeholders in D.C. for a day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy. After these sessions, Hill Day attendees take to Capitol Hill to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.
June 8, 2016: Baltimore, MD – 6th Annual Party for Life, Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This event is a Maryland-style crab feast free, and is designed to raise awareness and funds for for education about mental health disorders and suicide prevention in Maryland.
June 11, 2016: Westminster, MD – Running for Recovery. This event features a 5 mile run and a 1 mile kids Fun Run. All proceeds of the event will go to Rising Above Addiction, which provides awareness, support, and financial assistance in an effort to save our youth and young adults.
July 11, 2016: Washington, D.C. – America Honors Recovery 2016, Faces and Voices. This event celebrates advocate leaders in the recovery movement. The evening will include entertainment, speakers, and an awards ceremony. The event costs $150 per person.
August 6, 2016: Dover, DE – 2016 Delaware Pride Festival, Delaware Pride. The festival is a family-friendly event; people of all ages and sexual orientations are welcome. The festival helps give the community exposure and recognition. The goal is to promote platforms for expressing diversity and creating a more visible and united LGBTA community.
September TBD: Baltimore, MD – Annual RAA Skydive, Rising Above Addiction. Money raised will help cover treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders.
October 10, 2016: Washington, DC – March for Dignity and Change for Mental Health ~ Destination Dignity, Dignity Mental Health Coalition. This national march is a collaborative project for change and public engagement around mental health in America. The focus is to bring people from around the world and nation together, with people affected by mental health conditions in the lead, to create energy and solidarity for a more supportive nation. #MHDignityMarch
June 25, 2016: Baltimore, MD – Recovery Got Talent. This event is a fundraiser to help with the 10th Annual Baltimore Recovery Walk event expenses. Individual can sign up to showcase their talents in 3 rounds leading up to the finals on September 10, 2016 at the Annual Recovery Walk event.
August 27, 2016: Baltimore, MD – Recovery Got Talent. This event is a fundraiser to help with the 10th Annual Baltimore Recovery Walk event expenses. Individual can sign up to showcase their talents in 3 rounds leading up to the finals on September 10, 2016 at the Annual Recovery Walk event.
September 3, 2016: Wilkes-Barre, PA – Addiction Awareness Walk. This event is meant to promote awareness and recovery options. It is organized by a local (closed) Facebook group, Addiction and Recovery Members Ending Drug Abuse, which was founded as a way to reach out to others who are affected in any way by addiction. The even will feature a DJ, balloon art, a basket auction, face painting, 50/50 raffle, food, and speakers. The primary contact, other than through Facebook (search groups), is Evette Wermuth: call (570) 817-1410 or email email@example.com.
September 10, 2016: Richmond, VA – 12th Annual Recovery Fest/7th Annual BBQ State Championship, McShin Foundation. The event will have vendors, food, family activities, music, corn hole, non-profits, and more!
September 10, 2016: Pittsburgh, PA – 1st Annual Pittsburgh Recovery Walk. The event will be led by Mayor Bill Peduto and include other guest speakers, live music, wellness workshops, and recover resources. It aims to dispel the negative stigma associated with addiction and celebrate the road to recovery and those who have traveled them. #PghRecoveryWalk
September 10, 2016: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore’s 10th Annual Recovery Walk. This free event celebrates the Baltimore Recovery Community and their families. There will be food, fun, fellowship, DJ, Recovery Idol finals, and more.
September 17, 2016: Philadelphia, PA – Annual PRO-ACT Recovery Walks. The event will be led the Honor Guard, which is composed of people with 10+ years of recovery. The walk will celebrate recovery and work to end the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction.
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.
September 10, 2016: Indian Head, MD – Charles County/Southern MD Walk.
September 10, 2016: Bladensburg, MD – PG County Walk.
September 17, 2016: Westminster, MD – Carroll County Walk.
September 17, 2016: Chester, MD – Mid-Shore Maryland Walk.
September 18, 2016: Rockville, MD – Montgomery County Walk.
September 18, 2016: Hurlock, MD – Dorchester County Walk.
September 24, 2016: Hagerstown, MD – Hagerstown Walk.
September 24, 2016: Ocean City, MD – Ocean City Walk.
September 24, 2016: Annapolis, MD – Annapolis Walk.
October 1, 2016: Columbia, MD – Howard County Walk.
October 1, 2016: Elkton, MD – Cecil County Walk.
October 8, 2016: Frederick, MD – Frederick Walk.
October 15, 2016: Bel Air, MD – Harford County Walk.
October 22, 2016: Washington, D.C. – 10th Annual Washington DC Walk.
November 5, 2016: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Walk.
April 27, 2017: Westminster, MD – Drug and Violence Awareness Expo, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Speakers will discuss violence, rape, gangs, and substance use disorders.