THE THIRD ANNUAL MISSIN' MATT WALK
WHAT: Come join us for Missin' Matt's 3rd annual walk; last year over we had an excellent turn out to walk with us and share the hope that we can overcome this epidemic, ripping families apart. Currently 20 PEOPLE A DAY are DYING in this country alone from an OPIOID OVERDOSE!!! What can we do? We can keep talking about it and WE CAN WALK. Why do we walk? We walk for HOPE. We walk for STRENGTH. We walk to RAISE AWARENESS. We walk to EDUCATE. We walk to END THE STIGMA. We walk to ALWAYS REMEMBER. We walk because WE ARE NOT ASHAMED. We walk for those STILL SUFFERING. We walk for those WE HAVE LOST. We walk for those WHO FOUND RECOVERY. We walk because WE WON'T BE SILENT. We walk because WE ARE NOT ALONE and finally we walk...... we'll ALWAYS WALK, FOR MATT. So will you come walk with us?
We'll have informational tables set-up with resources, guest speakers, recovery services, prescription take-back drop-box, memorial candle lighting, "give change to make change" (bring your loose coins to help fill our bucket for "change" with change) and the BRAND NEW Missin' Matt Memorial Garden Bench; those who wish to have the name of a loved one that has been lost to this epidemic carved into the bench, orders can be placed the day of the walk; a $15.00 carving fee will be due the day the order is placed. Missin' Matt informational bags and t-shirts are given to every registered walker. "TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE A LIFE...."
The Missin' Matt Foundation was put in place to raise awareness, educate the community, assist with prevention efforts and eliminate the stigma surrounding opioid addiction and substance abuse in general. Our hopes are to open a sober house in the community to satisfy the needs of recovering addicts in need of a safe, warm, healthy and inviting home while they get "back on their feet". Our communities are in dire need for sober living houses as we have none.
WHEN: Sunday, September 17th @ 11:00 A.M.
WHERE: Milford Town Park (The corner of Congress Street and Spruce Street)
**Registration is required in order to receive a t-shirt and a Missin' Matt informational bag full of recovery resources and other great stuff. The fee this year to register to walk is $25.00**
Donations for the Missin' Matt Foundation are always being accepted and are greatly needed and much appreciated. We have a way to go in order to reach our goal of $250,00.00 in hopes of opening a long-term sober living community in the Milford area. Missin' Matt wants to provide a safe and healthy environment for those seeking long-term recovery and will satisfy the needs of the community
During the Christmas season of 2016 we adopted two families of children whom have lost parents to this battle. Six children in total were adopted. We will be continuing to sponsor these children year after year as they will never have their parents back in their lives. We plan to adopt new families ever year with your help. Donations of toys are welcome as well as monitary donations. We will not leave these children behind to follow down this same path.
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