Dana Cohen wrote -
Please join me in stepping up with PEER Services. Join us as we climb the Orrington Plaza's 20 stories to raise funds for treatment scholarships for teens and adults with addiction. With each step I take I will be raising awareness for substance use and reducing stigma and correcting misconceptions about the nature of addiction and the nature of those who struggle with it.
Addiction is one of the nation's greatest health issues. For those struggling, there are many barriers. Stigma and shame lead people to suffer in silence, lack of income or insurance leaves many feeling that accessing treatment is not an option. There are 23.5 million people in the U.S. struggling with addiction, yet only 11% will actually receive treatment.
Your participation does more than provide funds. It demonstrates support and advocacy for those living in long-term recovery-- a gesture that will provide strength and hope. The funds you raise will save lives-- providing teens and adults access to the treatment they so desperately need. We know that addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is attainable. With your help we're able to provide people with new beginnings and a renewed opportunity to live their lives to the fullest.
PEER Services has been providing addiction prevention and treatment services to residents of northern Cook County since 1975. We are committed to reducing stigma, treating all our clients with dignity and providing high-quality and affordable treatment to teens and adults. We never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay.
PEER Services is a non-profit 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductibe as permitted by law.
Proceeds from this event will provide treatment scholarships for teens and adults seeking help for their addiction.