The 4th Annual Changing the Face of Addiction Walk will be held on Saturday, August 4th 2018 at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion. Last year we had over 400 participants and raised over $30,000 for the Center for Prevention and Counseling to provide treatment and recovery support to those in need.
This annual walk which began in 2015, was started to honor two Sussex County men, Eric Burns and George Tizzano, who lost their lives to drug overdoses but also to change the conversation and reduce stigma associated with addiction. Eric’s mother, Mary and George’s mother, Elaine work hard each year to help make this event a great success.
Changing the Face of Addiction Walk
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. 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.
Changing the Face of Addiction will be held on August 4th 2018. The event will included a one and a half mile walk, speakers, refreshments, music and local resources.
The Center is a 501-(c)(3) non-profit agency located in Newton, NJ. Our mission, since 1973, has been to promote hope, health and recovery among all people by creating an environment that is safe and free from the effects of substance abuse and addiction. The Center provides substance abuse prevention, evaluation, counseling and recovery services to Sussex County children, teens, adults and families regardless of cultural background, socioeconomic status, age, gender or sexual orientation.