END HEROIN BHAM is a community event hosted by the Addiction Prevention Coalition. Started in 2017, the walk was created to spread awareness about the drug epidemic and create a sense of solidarity for those struggling through it. This solidarity is just one way to reduce the stigma around addiction and one of the first steps in getting people the help they need.
The walks are hosted in scenic Railroad Park. Each year, friends and family registered as teams and individuals show up to give support and encouragement. The event in non-competitive, meaning attendees can walk as much as they want. With guest speakers, food trucks, and music, EHB is a fun event that plays an important role in the betterment of the community.
Over 3500 people walked in February of 2017. In 2018, that number grew to over 4000! With a third event planned for February 2019 (see Future Event), we hope to keep attendance growing!
The success of the walk has spread to other cities as well. There is now a similar event hosted in Huntsville, AL. Go to Not One More Alabama’s Website for more details.
We are excited to announce that we reached our goal! We raised 104% of the $30,000 goal to help the city fight addiction and opioid abuse. We could not have reached this great achievement without you, the community, for showing up when it counted! If you would like to continue to help, sign up for the 2019 event.
The next EHB event will be hosted in February 2019:
Registration begins: November 1, 2018
Event Date: February 23, 2019
Location: Railroad Park, 1700 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233