This year’s Recovery Walk, Walk/Run with the Angels 2015 will help us to support more people in recovery in the midst of one of America’s worst health care crisis, the current heroin epidemic. We lose a life every 4 minutes. While recovery from addiction is a reality, over 350 Americans die from alcohol or drugs each day – some 135,000 people every year – more than the number who die from either homicides or motor vehicle accidents. Another 22 million Americans are still suffering from addiction and the majority never receive any help. Yet, long-term recovery from addiction is a reality for over 23 million Americans. Regardless of the paths people have chosen to achieve recovery, their lives and the lives of their families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and communities are vastly improved as a result. They are the living proof that there are real solutions to the devastation of addiction This year’s Walk/Run with the Angels is dedicated to honoring those in long term recovery as well as the angels we have lost to the disease of addiction. We are raising funds that will be used to assist individuals who are ready to change their lives by entering treatment, and 100% of proceeds will be used to assist families, which includes scholarships, medical assistance, housing assistance, educational programs and community awareness.