Run for Recovery event coming soon

By Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — Area residents are encouraged to run for recovery this summer.

Great Lakes Recovery Center’s 16th Annual Run for Recovery will take place on Wednesday, July 19.

The event will occursimultaneously in three different Upper Peninsula communities -L’Anse, Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie, according to a GLRC release.

In its sixteenth year, the Run for Recovery includes both a 5K and 10K run, along with a 5K walk.

Registration starts at 5 p.m., with the raceand walkstarting at 6 p.m.

The Honorary Captain of the Run for Recovery this year will be Jeff Olson.

Olson is a well-known Ishpeming High School football coach. But he’s perhaps better recognized for his work with the Do It For Daniel mental health awareness campaign.

Olson will share his story to help end the stigma surrounding mental health, while encouraging people who struggle to seek help. The presentation will take place in Marquette and will be broadcast to the L’Anse and Sault Ste. Marie event locations for all registrants to see.

Proceeds from this year’s Run for Recovery will benefit GLRC’s Compassionate Care Fund.

The fund helps to cover the cost of GLRC services for individuals who do not have another means to pay. The Compassionate Care Fund has helped individuals continue or receive Outpatient Services, Residential Treatment and Medication Assisted Treatment.

It also assisted individuals living in GLRC Recovery Housing.

“GLRC strives to empower recovery through hope and change and offers a variety of behavioral health services across the UP, including substance use disordertreatment, mental health services, prevention programming, medical services, foster care recruitment and Offender Success Programming,” the release states.

Anyone interested in participating in the event can register at: runsignup.com/Race/MI/Cities/GLRCRunforRecovery. To learn more about GLRC visit www.greatlakesrecovery.orgor call 906 228-9696.

Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc. is a non-profit non-denominational, 501 (c)(3) organization. GLRC is licensed as a substance use disorder treatment facility by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)and is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant. GLRC actively protects the confidentiality and privacy of clients.

GLRC recovery residences are Michigan Association of Recovery Residences, Inc. and National Alliance for Recovery Residences certified, according to the organization’s website.


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