Rock & Roll Marathon. I will do the running part if you can do the donating part
September 21, 2016
BENEFITING: John Volken Foundation
on October 22nd 2016 I will be running 10k for the John Volken Academy. My goal is to raise $300
what is the John Volken Academy? This is a none profit rehabilitation and treatment facility for young adults struggling with drug and substance abuse.
These young people come in broken and shattered with addictions. This program literally save lives. This is a 2 year live in program that help these kids get clean & sober. This is not a 30 day treatment center which often have little or no positive results. These young people are committed to the program and more importantly to themselves for 2 full years. Often hundreds of miles away from friends and family.
Not only do they learn to cope and live a sober lifestyle, they are trained in mang skills and trades such as butchers, accounting, graphic design, chefs, grocery managers along with many other trades
I have been working with these people over the last 2.5 years. I have seen these kids come in broken with little or no confidence. No work skills, eager and motivated to get better. I have watched them evolve from lives most of us could not even imagine to successful, healthy happy people that are clean and sober!!
I often think to myself.... Wow! What dedication, courage and strength these people have. I admire them to the core! Going from no eye contact to hugs, happiness, confidence and most of all healthy sober living
We all know someone or have known someone that have suffered from addiction, this is a illness. Addiction is a very real illness that requires lots of help. Often we don't know how to help these people. Here is an opportunity. I am asking for you're support.
Could you please make a donation on behalf of my cause? This would mean the world to myself and most importantly... These young people working hard physically, emotionally and spiritually every single day.
For every donation made, you're name will be entered in a draw for a chance to win a tasty gift basket loaded with lovely cheese, meats, crackers, wine, chocolate, cookies and other tasty treats.
Draw will take place Friday Octobef 21st and the winner will get this basket delivered to you're door by myself. If you live out of town, I will arrange to have this shipped. The value of this basket is over $200
Thank you for you're support
mall donations will be given a tax reciept