Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk
DESCRIPTION SHATTERPROOF TO HOST RISE UP AGAINST ADDICTION
5K RUN/WALK IN LOS ANGELES ON JUNE 24th
Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk in Los Angeles Will Continue
Shatterproof’s National Campaign to End the Stigma of Addiction
WHAT: Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending the stigma of addiction will host a 5K Run/Walk in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24th as part of its Rise Up Against Addiction campaign.
Participants are invited to run/walk 5 kilometers to show support for anyone who has been touched by addiction and bring the disease of addiction into the light. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in activities geared towards uniting the community and promoting positive change. Highlights include: The Shatterproof Community Village, which will showcase substance use disorder resources from local organizations; The Memorial Gallery, featuring photos and stories of lost loved ones; a Celebrate Recovery area, a space to unite with hundreds of others in recovery; and more.
There will also be a presentation by Shatterproof Founder and CEO, Gary Mendell, local families touched by addiction and leading event sponsors.
Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s advocacy efforts, provides trusted, evidence-based resources for families, and ends the stigma of addiction.
** For more information or to register for Shatterproof’s Los Angeles 5K Run/Walk, click here **
WHO: Local families touched by addiction and leading event sponsors.
WHEN: June 24, 2018
8:00 AM Site opens
9:00 AM Speakers/Program begins
9:30 AM Run/Walk begins
WHERE: Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
PHOTOS: Photos available on request
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation the disease of addiction causes families. Shatterproof works to end the stigma and foster a community of support, providing evidence-based resources to support prevention, treatment and recovery. Shatterproof advocates for changes in policy at the federal and state level and supports the development and implementation of evidence-based solutions for substance use disorders.
About Gary Mendell:
Gary Mendell is the Founder and CEO of Shatterproof. He founded Shatterproof after losing his son Brian to addiction in 2011 to spare other families of the tragedy his family suffered. Mr. Mendell founded HEI Hotels & Resorts, a multi-billion-dollar company that oversees a portfolio of 70 hotels. He’s also a former trustee and president of Starwood Lodging Trust. Mr. Mendell received his B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and his MBA with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
START TIME 8:00am
END TIME 11:00am
200 North Grand Avenue