We are excited to launch registration for Team Volken 2017, our 4th year entering a charity fundraising team into the Vancouver Cunnigham Seawall 10K and the Vancouver Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon. The 10K is on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 and the 1/2 Marathon is on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. Join Team Volken and spread the message of hope in recovery.
About the cause:
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 assets into 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 ages 18-32. Our residents overcome their addictions while furthering their education, receiving extensive career training, and gaining all the tools they need for happy and successful lives of sobriety. There are currently three academies located in Vancouver Canada, Phoenix Arizona, and Seattle Washington. The program’s affordability is at the heart of its purpose. Other than a 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, and more. Our mission is to be a world leader in providing the most effective and most affordable addiction recovery programming, teaching relevant life and job skills, and 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 information about the John Volken Academy.
100% of all funds raised by Team Volken will directly support the John Volken Academy.
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