BENEFITING: THE JOHN VOLKEN FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2015
October 25th, 2015
I am running the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in October. The money I will be fundraising for this half marathon goes toward the John Volken Academy -a residential drug and alcohol treatment program for young adults that helps them beyond just treatment. This center also helps with career training, finishing school and sets them up for success now that they have sobriety.
As someone who has suffered with addiction and substance abuse in the past, this charity is extremely important for me to run for and I would be grateful for donations to support their efforts, along with my run! Fitness has been a huge part in my recovery from an eating disorder and gaining my own sobriety; it makes me so happy to use it to help support others in their own recovery!
Thank you everyone!!
Please see more information about John Volken below:
John Volken Foundation
The John Volken Foundation was established in 2001 by United Furniture Warehouse owner John Volken. In 2004, John sold United Furniture Warehouse and transferred virtually all of his assents in the foundation and devoted his efforts full-time to the Foundation’s charitable programs Lift the Children and the John Volken Academy. John’s humanitarian endeavors reach 7 countries. In 2014, John was honored with the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award for Changing Lives.
John Volken Academy
The John Volken Academy is a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment center for young men and women aged 18-34 that goes far beyond other treatment centers. Our residents overcome their addictions, as well as further their education, receive extensive career training, and gain all the tools they need for a happy and successful life of sobriety. There are currently three academies in Vancouver, Canada, Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, Washington. The program’s affordability is at the heart of its purpose. Other than a relatively small one-time admittance fee, the entire costs of the 2-year+ program is paid for by the John Volken Foundation. This includes the students’ housing, food, job training, education, counseling, and more. Our mission is to be a world leader in providing the most effective and most affordable addiction recovery treatment teaching relevant life and job skills, instilling in each of our students the desire to always be the best that they can be for themselves, for their families, and for their community. Visit www.volken.org for more inforamatoin about the John Volken Academy.
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