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EVENT: MRC's 2013 Walk for Recovery

EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2013

Kelsey Burton




Fred and I will be walking to raise awareness and support for addiction recovery. He was my "therapy dog" while I was in treatment recently. We both have backgrounds of abuse and I'm in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. When I first started walking him at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar, MN each week, I thought it was just so that the dogs there could get exercised and out of their kennels. During my second walk with Frederic, however, it became MUCH more than that to us. We quickly developed an incredible bond and he showed me how to LIVE again, as I taught him that it was indeed okay to trust humans and allow them to love! I continued walking him during our treatment's weekly trip to the shelter, and adopted him the day I graduated and he came home with me! He fit right in with the other pets at home, immediately, and is thriving in his new environment, as am I. Somedays, I feel I truly owe him my life! (I'm sure he feels the same!)


We will be walking together, to honor other people (and their animals!) in recovery...

Please donate or join us!









Minnesota Recovery Connection's third annual Walk for Recovery is a way to celebrate recovery, show your support, generate hope, reduce stigma, and offer living proof that recovery is real! All proceeds will help us to continue our mission of strengthening and supporting the recovery community through peer-based recovery support programs, advocacy, and recovery-related public education.


To visit the official Walk for Recovery website, CLICK HERE


The first 500 people to register online will receive a FREE GOODIE BAG!


Anyone who raises $50 by August 30, 2013 will receive a FREE T-SHIRT!


To take part in this year's Walk, please click on the REGISTRATION button above. 


Event Details


Where: Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis


When: Saturday, September 21, 2013


Schedule of Events


9:00 am - 10:15 am    Check-In and On-site Registration


10:30 am - 11:30 am  Walk for Recovery


11:30 am - 1:00 pm    Post Walk Celebration with Music, Food and Fellowship!


Sponsorship: If you would like to be one of our valued Recovery Month sponsors, please contact Julia Parnell at (651) 233-2080 or


Learn more at: or call (651) 233-2080.


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