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 fourth event planned for February 2020 (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 exceeded our $30,000 goal to help the city fight addiction and opioid abuse. A portion of those funds is currently being used as scholarships for those who wish to enter Substance Abuse Treatment but do not have resources. 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, click HERE (make this a link to the Join page on our website) to ‘Join the Coalition’ and stay in touch with all the APC events and volunteer opportunities.
The next EHB event will be hosted in February 2020:
Registration begins: November 1, 2019
Event Date: February 29, 2020
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
Options for participation:
- Register as Participant or as a Fundraising Participant (T-shirt, ‘I am Walking for’ Lanyard and EHB 2019 Plastic Bracelet included)
- $20 for Online Registration before event
- PROMO Code of $3 off available to Members of ‘The Coalition’. If you would like to become a member and receive your code, click HERE.
- Day of Registration – Walk T-shirts on Sale for $20, Lanyards on sale for $5, Bracelets on sale for $1 (While supplies last, no guarantee)
- If you would like to participate, but do not want a T-shirt or Lanyard, you can walk FREE and there is no need to register.
Every Registered Participant will receive an END HEROIN BHAM T-shirt, a ‘I’m Walking For’ Lanyard and a plastic bracelet.
You will have an option to register as either:
- A Participant or
- A Fundraising participant
As a fundraising participant, you will be given the option to form a team and all the information and tools needed to recruit your team and walk together.
If you cannot be at the walk, but want to be a part of the movement, you are welcome to register as well.
A portion of the proceeds from the walk will be used to provide scholarships for substance abuse treatment locally.
A huge THANK YOU to Participants like you for investing in the future and partnering with the Addiction Prevention Coalition with our dream of ending Substance use disorder in our community!
Recovery Centers– If you would like to bring a group to walk, please click HERE and let us know how we can contact you to get your group signed up.
Online registration closes at 12:00 Noon CST on Friday, February 22. However, anyone who would like to participate can join us at the walk. Walk donations are accepted until March 31, 2019.
For those who want to pick up their T-shirts prior to the Walk, please join our Facebook group and watch for Date / Time / Locations where you can come by and pick those us.
The walk will be held at Railroad Park, which is located at 1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233. You can walk as little or as much as you’d like. The walk is non-competitive.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #EndHeroinBham. Share your story about why you walk!
PAWS FOR PREVENTION
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. When you register, you may also purchase an END HEROIN BHAM bandana for $5 for your furry friend that can be picked up the day of the walk.
- Kickoff and speakers
- Complimentary water
- Walk Teams recognition
- ‘I am Walking for’ Lanyards to wear and share your story
- NARCAN Training
- Prevention Education Tents
- Recovery Resource Tables
- Food Trucks