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2018 OC Heroes in Recovery 6K - Principio

2018 OC Heroes in Recovery 6K - Principio Photo

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EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2018

The Orange County Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by The Ohio House and Foundations Recovery Network.

The charity beneficiary for this event is Principio Recovery. Principio Recovery was formed to help create opportunities for those in recovery. Their mission is to help better those lives in recovery by supporting them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They provide resources to enhance the recovery experience by funding group outings to reinforce fun in sobriety. Principio supports those who need help post–relapse. And more. 

Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education and research. The Heroes in Recovery movement started because 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. About 10 million Americans did not receive needed mental healthcare. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help. It takes a heroic effort to live clean and sober each day, and a Heroes 6K celebrates that effort. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. The six kilometers also represent the six letters in the word HEROES. These races inspire communities to support recovery and also to live healthy, active lifestyles.