- This event has passed.
Heroes in Recovery 6K- Palm Springs 2018
January 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am UTC-7$25 – $40
The Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Michael’s House. Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education and research. The Heroes in Recovery movement started because, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. About 10 million Americans did not receive needed mental healthcare. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help. It takes a heroic effort to live clean and sober each day, and Heroes celebrates that effort. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. The six kilometers also represent the six letters in the word HEROES. These races inspire communities to support recovery, and they also encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles.
Heroes in Recovery 6K is proud to announce that the 2017 charity beneficiary for the Palm Springs event is SafeHouse of the Desert. SafeHouse of the Desert is the Coachella Valley’s only 24/7 non-profit shelter for youths in crisis. Together with community support, we provide emergency shelter, intervention and outreach services. We help runaways, throwaways and victims of human trafficking. SafeHouse also offers a substance abuse program that helps teens address issues in a safe and secure environment.
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Palm Springs, CA? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.