Walk Date: February 29, 2020
NEW Walk Location: Veterans Park in Hoover
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 AM
Walk Begins: 11:00 AM
2020 Champion for the Cause: James Spann
2020 Emcee: Magic 96’s Rob Conrad
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 were previously 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, 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 to ‘Join the Coalition’ and stay in touch with all the APC events and volunteer opportunities.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
Options for participation:
- Register as Individual Walker (T-shirt and ‘I am Walking for’ Lanyard included)
- $25 for Online Registration before event
- $30 for Day of Registration
- If you would like to walk 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 a 2020 END HEROIN BHAM long sleeved T-shirt, a ‘I’m Walking For’ Lanyard and a silicone bracelet packed in a eco-friendly reusable EHB bag.
Many of you asked for the ability to fundraise as an individual and to build a team in honor or memory of a loved one and we heard you! So, as you register for the walk this year, you will have an option to register as either:
- A fundraising Participant or
- A non-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.
If you would like to walk but do not want a T-shirt or Lanyard, you can walk FREE and there is no need to register.
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 abuse in our community!
Online registration closes at Noon CST on Thursday, February 27, 2020. However, anyone who would like to participate can join us at the walk without registration.
NEW LOCATION!!! The walk will be held at Veterans Park in Hoover, which is located at 4800 Valleydale Rd, Meadowbrook, AL 35242. 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.
- Kickoff and speakers
- Walk Teams recognition
- ‘I am Walking for’ Lanyards to wear and share your story
- Free NARCAN Training
- Recovery Resource Tables
- Food Trucks
For more information, please contact: