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This coming Saturday, the non-profit group 7 Sisters will be hosting a race to raise awareness for opioid addiction. Here's what the press release says about the event:

August marked the one-year anniversary of the newly formed 7 Sisters non-profit organization – a group of women who all lost a sibling due to addiction. With the mission of stopping the stigma of addiction, bringing awareness to the community, and advocating for recovery options, they will host their 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Race on Saturday, October 6 at the Eykamp Scout Center.

Last year’s race drew nearly 300 participants ranging from parents who had lost a child, siblings who had lost a brother or sister, those in recovery, community leaders and supporters. Over the past year, the organization has worked hard to bring more awareness to the community with efforts such as hosting Rex Chapman, recovering addict, to speak to the public, speaking to Harrison High School students, Memorial High School and their feeder schools, Youth Resources Teen Power Camp, Mental Health America Annual Meeting, and the Lyon’s Club of Henderson.

 

The 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Race will offer a table with community resources for those fighting addiction, seeking therapy, or counseling. For those who have lost a loved one, you are encouraged to bring a picture to place on the Memory Table. 7 Sisters is in the early stage of developing a grief counseling group open to anyone affected by addiction. They will also continue their efforts to advocate for a state-funded long-term recovery center.

 

To sign up for the race, go online to https://www.riseupandrun.com/opioid-awareness-run/. The race will begin at 8am at the Eykamp Scout Center. Participants can choose from a 1-mile walk, or a 5k run. Follow https://www.facebook.com/7sistersstoppingthestigma/ for updated events and projects with the 7 Sisters.

Hope to see you out there on Saturday!