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Jocelyn Hamlar - Step Up For Recovery 2016

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November 07, 2016

Thanks to all of my donors who helped make our second annual Step-Up a success. We had a great time and I actually climbed the 20 flights (Arghh).  See more

BENEFITING: PEER SERVICES INC

EVENT: Step Up For Recovery 2016

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Jocelyn Hamlar

THE STORY:

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Join us for the second year as we climb the Orrington Plaza's 20 stories to raise funds for treatment scholarships for teens and adults with addiction.

Click "Join the Event" to register or create your fundraising page.

$25 a climber

$25 Recovery Advocate (supporters, not climbers)

$100 for a team of 5

$15 for climbers 18 and younger

The Climb

Orrington Plaza

1603 Orrington Ave

Evanston, IL 60201

(corner of Orrington & Davis)

Registration opens at 8:00 AM.

Participants will begin to climb at 9:00 AM

*Register by October 27th to ensure you get a t-shirt*

Climbers of all abilities, ages 5 and above, are encouraged to participate!

Climb the 20 stories to the top at your own pace. For those in need of a greater challenge, climb the building 2,3,4 or even 5 times!

 

The first group of participants will begin the climb at 9 AM. This is for climbers looking to time themselves and run competitively. At 9:15 we will begin releasing teams and at 9:30 we will begin releasing individuals. Climbers will be dispersed in groups of 5 and released in waves.

Plan to arrive a little earlier than you hope to climb to register and pick up your t-shirt and bib number.

 

We will provide all climbers with plenty of water-- stations will be available every 5 floors, and snacks will be provided at the end of your climb. Stick around for bagels, coffee and the drawing of our raffle!

Team information

To register as a team, choose a team captain who will register all team participants, click "Create a Team," use your creativity in selecting your team name and get started! Individuals may also join previously-formed teams when they register.

 

Parking & Transportation

Sunday parking in Evanston is free. Street parking and parking garages are available; the Sherman Plaza Self Park is steps away from Orrington Plaza. Orrington Plaza can be reached easily via the Purple line and Metra's Union Pacific North line toward Kenosha off the Davis St. stops.

 

Why Climb?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the climb be timed?

No. Although we will not be timing the climb, we invite participants to time themselves and climb competitively. Competitive climbers will be released at 9:00 AM before everyone else.

Is there a fundraising minimum?

No. Any support you raise is a great help to ensuring there is access to quality addiction treatment to all in need!

Is the event at the Orrington Hotel in Evanston?

NO! The Orrington Plaza is the office building located next to Lyfe Kitchen in downtown Evanston. The address is 1603 Orrington Ave.

Orrington Plaza

1603 Orrington Ave

Evanston, IL 60201

Participants will begin the climb at 9:00 AM

 

For any questions or if you'd like to volunteer, contact

Katina at khamilton@peerservices.org

847-492-1778 ext. 1300

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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Charlowe Tyree

    $50

  • Jakki Allen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Julian and Carol Goode

    $50

  • GE Matching Gift

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  • Charlowe Tyreee

    $25

  • Julie Zweigoron

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

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Dianna Fuller

Dianna Fuller

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Julie Zweigoron

Julie Zweigoron

DONATION: $25

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Charlowe Tyreee

Charlowe Tyreee

DONATION: $25

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GE Matching Gift

GE Matching Gift

DONATION: $250

11 months ago

Julian and Carol Goode

Julian and Carol Goode

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Jakki Allen

Jakki Allen

DONATION: $50

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Charlowe Tyree

Charlowe Tyree

DONATION: $50

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $250

To support Peer Services and most of all, Jocelyn! 12 months ago