NEWTON, NJ—This year on Saturday, August 5, the Center for Prevention will host its third Annual “Changing the Face of Addiction Walk”.

The walk, in memory of the two young men from Sussex County who lost their lives to addiction is a one and a half miles walk that will begin at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion on Buckwheat Road in Franklin.

Two local mothers, joined by pain and heartache over their loss, came to The Center for Prevention and Counseling where, together, the planning of this healing community event has provided hope for them and others for the past three years.

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Sign-ups for the walk can be done online at http://centerforprevention.org/walk/or on the day of the event. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk itself will begin at 10 a.m.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be available at no extra charge after the walk thanks to the generous donations from local businesses.

Last year, over 400 people participated and organizers are hoping you will help to surpass that number this year.

“The event was a great success with close to 425 people participating, and was inspired by two local mothers, Mary Burns and Elaine Tizzano, who lost their sons to addiction” said Jenn Boyle, the sponsorship chairperson at The Center for Prevention and Counseling.

Everyone is urged to participate in the third annual “Changing the Face of Addiction” walk, by becoming a sponsor of the walk, walking in honor of someone and/ or sending in a donation.

Local and national prevention, treatment and recovery resources will be presented at this event where you will also have an opportunity to hear from people speak personally about their recovery.

“Make a difference and join others as we walk to support people living with addiction, honor people we have lost and acknowledge people in recovery”, said Boyle. “Many of us love people with substance use disorders and, with this walk, the hope is that we continue to better understand people living with addiction and help support those embracing recovery.”

Proceeds from this event will be used by the Center for Prevention and Counseling located in Newton, to help those currently in need of services for prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders.

To find out more information, become a sponsor or to become involved in any way, call Jenn at The Center at (973)383-4787 ext. 256 or email jenn@centerforprevention.org