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This year we are excited to bring a team fundraising opportunity to the Changing the Face of Addiction Walk. You can create your very own team to help raise money for the walk. Let friends & family join your team and register to walk or If they can't make it register as a "Virtual Walker". Any team that raises $1,000 or more will be recognized as a Partner at the event and will be included on the Team Banner. You can create a team in memory of someone, to honor someone in recovery or to support the recovery community. Create a Team

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Team Joey Lavin

Team Joey Lavin

$1,025

Why I am Walking?

I am raising money for the Changing the Face of Addiction Walk on August 4th 2018. Everyone knows someone that has struggled with addiction and my family is no different. I am excited to walk and raise money in memory of my brother. Please help me reach my goal for Team Joey Lavin. Everyone deserves a chance for recovery. Donate to Team Joey Lavin

 

A little bit about Joe…

Joe was unusual in that he always wanted help and was willing to accept any treatment recommended to him.  He attended a program at Sunrise House in Lafayette when he was a senior at High Point High School. Joe was always grateful for that experience as he learned so much about himself, his depression and its effect on his childhood and his feelings of loneliness and isolation. Due to his depression, Joe did not feel the love of his family or his friends past the age of the onset of the disorder. His experience at Sunrise House changed that for him and he ultimately formed very close relationships with each member of his family.

 

On March 19, 2010 Joe entered a rehab in Deerfield Beach, Florida. His stay lasted 40 days. When he was informed that he would be discharged on April 26th, Joey was panic-stricken. He did not feel that he was ready to be on his own yet and requested a little more time. That time was not afforded to him as his insurance company would not cover any further in-patient care. Joey was discharged and dropped back at his apartment on the evening of April 26, 2010. By 9 pm on April 27th, Joe had relapsed. He called home the following day requesting advice. As advised, he returned to the rehab seeking assistance. Joe was still extremely intoxicated when he arrived at the rehab center. He was transported to a detox center as his alcohol level was so very high. That evening, he was dropped back home to his apartment. On April 29th, Joe called the rehab and asked if he could sign himself into the 6 month in-patient program. He was willing to give up his job, his apartment, anything to get well. Sadly, he was turned away due to lack of insurance coverage. Joseph Michael Lavin passed away 64 days later on July 2, 2010. The cause of death was determined to be acute alcohol intoxication coupled with the interaction of the consumption of oxycodone tablets. No one wanted help more than Joe yet he was denied the help and care he so desperately needed. Joey’s story is a compelling one that needs to be told in order to effect change for so many others like him!

 

Joe’s life was abruptly cut short but he led a substantive one. All who truly knew Joe would attest to his character. He was the personification of integrity, honesty, and loyalty. He possessed a phenomenal work ethic. His family was awed by the response to Joe’s passing by all who loved him here in New Jersey.  If you were fortunate enough to be his friend, you knew you had found a “true” one.

 

Addiction is a very treatable disease and every person who seeks to be well, deserves the opportunity to obtain treatment.

Team Wynne

Team Wynne

$515

In memory of our son Christopher Wynne

The purpose of this walk is to change how addiction and individuals who struggle with substance use disorders are perceived. One hundred percent of your donation will go directly to The Center to help those in need of services to aid them in their struggle with addiction.

Thank you for your support and donation!

Terence & Kristin Wynne

Team Kulsar

Team Kulsar

$360

Why I am Walking?

I have been inspired by many individuals to raise money for this wonderful cause. I walk in memory of many who have lost their lives to this horrible disease. My dear friend Elaine lost her son George Tizzano and formed this wonderful fundraiser with the help of “The Center” to raise awareness in his memory and others to change the face of addiction.

 

I have a daughter who’s life has been altered and severely affected by this horrible disease since she is 14 years old. She is now serving time in prison with a 7 year sentence for committing a crime due to her drug addiction while chasing her next high. She has 1.5 years left and hopefully with the help of this wonderful organization she will be able to come out and find her place sober and clean and able to help others.

 

Please help me raise money for this organization to save and change the lives and stigma of addition.

Team Heath-Wallace

Team Heath-Wallace

$210

Join Team Heath-Wallace!

The 4th Annual Changing the Face of Addiction Walk is on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Franklin. I am excited to be able to recruit walkers and donors to support my team! Please read on to learn more!

– Rachel

Why am I Walking?

Many of you know I work in the field of addiction and recovery. I witness the devastation of addiction on a daily basis. There is a ripple effect that creates pain for many people involved, including family, friends, children, and the individual diagnosed with a substance use disorder. What I also know is that there is HOPE in recovery, and healing IS POSSIBLE for all! I have witnessed this first hand in my personal life, and I see transformation happen on a daily basis in my professional life. We need more funding to provide support to those afflicted and affected by addiction.

Team Johnson

Team Johnson

$145

Why I am Walking?

In recent years I have become more involved in my community in raising awareness that Recovery is Real.   When people are provided with correct resources and availability to care we can save lives and provide people with the tools that are necessary to be successful in long term recovery.  I know this first hand having a family member who recently celebrated four years of being drug free and is now living a very happy and productive life.

 

People who become addicted to alcohol and other drugs are our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, cousins, loved ones and friends. Individuals may struggle for many years to regain control of their lives. The Center for Prevention and Counseling (The Center) hosted a walk in memory of two young men from Sussex County who lost their struggle with addiction.   I have had the privilege and honor to work side by side with these young men’s mothers to raise awareness in our community.   Their hearts may be broken, but their bravery to share their story and their spirit to try to prevent other families from having to live with the pain they both are is nothing less then commendable.

 

The purpose of this walk is to change how addiction and individuals who struggle with substance use disorders are perceived. One hundred percent of your donation will go directly to The Center to help those in need of services to aid them in their struggle with addiction.

 

In closing, thank you for your support and helping to make a difference!