David Whitesock via Crowdrise
September 06, 2014
This last July while in Cortona, Italy, surrounded by family and friends, I celebrated the ninth year as a survivor of the disease of alcohol addiction! Little more than 9 years ago, it was impossible for me (and most around me) to imagine something other than misery, shame, sadness, jail, or maybe even death -- I was so sick and suffering this disease. But finally in 2005, a confluence of events occurred that put me on a path from darkness and into the light.
Today, I am a happy and healthy survivor of addiction ... 9 years and counting. So this year, my wife and I chose a quite unoriginal name for our team, but it is fitting. We walk and support the Mission of Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls because we want more individuals and families to get well and stay well. We would be grateful if you joined our team either to walk in person or in financial contribution.
My ask is this ... if you cannot walk this September, please contribuite $19 (cannot donate just $9) or some other amount that is divisible by 9 or involves 9 in some way ;)
Personally, and as a member of the Face It TOGETHER SIoux Falls Board of Directors, I thank you!
Join us for the 4th Annual Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls March Into the Light - a community walk to celebrate wellness from drug and alcohol addiction. Our community's only event to honor survivors of the disease and to raise awareness about the disease, helping others get well.
- Saturday, September 6 at 6:30 a.m.
- $20 registration fee (includes dri-fit long sleeve shirt)
- Kids under 12 walk for free (t-shirt provided)
- Coffee, water, breakfast provided
- Live entertainment
- Photo booth
- Family friendly event
- Yoga class following the 1.5 mile walk DTSF
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Register: Click "Register". You may join a team, form a team, or register as an individual. Follow the instructions to register for the event. You will need to enter your credit card information to register. All proceeds go toward recovery support services at Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls.
Form or Join a Team: Consider building a team with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Anybody can form a team, and there is no minimum or maximum number of members required. Participating as part of a team can make the March even more exciting, as we're doing this TOGETHER.
Build your personal page: Set a goal (we suggest a minimum of $100 - don't be afraid to aim higher!) Share some background information on why you choose to march (optional) and start fundraising by sharing the link to your personal page with family and friends through email and social media!
Raise $50 or more – Face It TOGETHER t-shirt
Raise $100 or more – Face It TOGETHER hoodie
Raise $500 or more – Face It TOGETHER Fleece
Visit www.faceitsiouxfalls.org or call our office at (605) 274-2262 for additional details and FAQs.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Venrick at firstname.lastname@example.org