Every Person, Every Family, Every Community
Recovery Walks! 2022 has been Reimagined and will be Virtual. Join us at @Facebook.com/TheCouncilSepa on September 17th and throughout Recovery Month!
Announcing RECOVERY WALKS! 2022 Reimagined
Join us for a month-long celebration, Recovery is for Everyone: Every Individual, Every Family, Every Community
Observed each September, National Recovery Month gives us an opportunity to increase public awareness about addiction recovery. It is an important moment for us all to celebrate victory, promote and support evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, and honor the strong, proud recovery community and the service providers and communities who advance recovery in all forms.
The theme for Recovery Month 2022 is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Individual, Every Family, Every Community, which perfectly captures the spirit of our message and our mission. The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and our program, Pennsylvania Recovery Organization – Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT), are proud to present events throughout September that demonstrate that “Recovery Works!” and every person can be part of making Recovery possible.
Recovery Walks! have been an important part of Recovery Month, and, like many of you, we began 2022 looking forward to an in-person gathering for this year’s walk. However, public safety incidents in recent months coupled with the continuing health threat posed by the ongoing pandemic caused us to re-evaluate the format for the event. As a result, the 2022 walk will be held in a virtual format.
This decision was made through a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed lens, out of an abundance of caution and in acknowledgment of the increasing logistical challenges of ensuring safety at a large public gathering.
PRO-ACT Virtual Villages
Sept. 7, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Recovery Month 2022 Kickoff
Join us online @facebook.com/TheCouncilSEPA as we kickoff Recovery Month!
We’ll be joined by Dr. Jill Bowen, DBHIDS Commissioner; Diane Rosati, Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc., Julie Smith, Board Member, and PRO-ACT staff and volunteers
Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. Virtual Recovery Walks! 2022
Join us online @facebook.com/TheCouncilSEPA at 9:30 a.m. for the kickoff presentation, which will include: Daryl McGraw, MA, CAC, CCJP, Formerly Inc, Founder; Amanda David, Health Program Administrator at DBHIDS; our top Fundraising Team for 2022; the winner of this year’s Recovery Idol; and more.
Then, teams are invited to walk in their communities and share pictures and reflections online using the hashtag #RecoveryWalks!2022. If you are celebrating 10 years or more in Recovery, be sure to also use the hashtag #HonorGuard
Sept. 24, 4:05 PM, Recovery Day at the Baseball Game!
Watch the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at Citizen’s Bank Park. Tickets are still available online at www.biddingforgood.com/councilsepa
Sept. 28, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Recovery Month Finale
Join us online @facebook.com/TheCouncilSEPA
to celebrate the close of Recovery Month, as we partner with the Mayor’s Commission on Addiction and Recovery for the Make a Difference Awards which will acknowledge the tireless efforts of organizations and individuals who help address substance use challenges in our city.
Join PRO-ACT to celebrate recovery and work to end the stigma surrounding substance use disorder