BENEFITING: ASIAN AMERICAN DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM INC
ORGANIZER: ASIAN AMERICAN DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM INC
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
ASIAN AMERICAN DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM INC wrote -
The AADAP Marathon Program (AMP) is the official marathon team for the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP), a 501(c)3 non-profit providing critical recovery services to low-income and under-served individuals in the greater Los Angeles area.
For almost 40 years, AADAP has been offering residential and outpatient treatment and prevention programs to people of all walks of life, and from all communities in Southern California, while also offering culturally appropriate treatment to clients who are Asian American. Substance abuse continues to be on the rise, even more so during a recession. Fortunately, there are non-profit, community-based organizations like AADAP that are there to offer the support that some people may not have, and offering counseling and treatment so that they can return to living drug-free, productive lives in recovery.
With your help, we hope to raise $30,000 to support programs that change lives and save families.
Welcome to my R4R page! Race for Recovery!
Initially, I was going to run the LA Marathon to get into shape. I said, if 26.2 miles can't whip me into shape then nothing will! As it came closer for training to start, I discovered my true reason for running this race.
Growing up one of my uncles struggled with a drug addiction, and I saw how without a proper and dedicated rehabiliataion facility recovery can be challenging. Therefore I am dedicating this race to my uncle who has been in recovery for over 5 years and my many other family members and friends, who are currently seeking their recovery.
Also, for every mile I run I am going to dedicate it to someone, who is currently in recovery or who has passed from an addiction. So, once you donate, please write a name or names of people who you would like me to dedicate a mile to.