MHANJ, NACDD and Monarch to Partner in Annual Wellness and Recovery Walk
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, the 9th annual Walk for Wellness and Recovery will take place in Nomahegan Park in Cranford.
The event will benefit the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) and Monarch Housing Associate is proud to once again partner with MHANJ in this event.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) New Jersey is also a partner.
The registration fee for the Walk is $25. Registration includes a T-Shirt.
Everyone is welcome to join the event. The severe weather date for the event is Saturday, October 30.
The schedule for the event is as follows:
- 8:30 a.m. – Registration
- 9:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
- 10:00 a.m. – Walk Starts
Last year more than 300 people participated in the Walk for Wellness and Recovery on Saturday November 7th.
Activities at this year’s event will include:
- Children’s Activities and Playground
- Warm-Up Exercises
- Community Resource Tables
- Door Prizes
- Dogs Welcome to Walk
“Now’s the time to be aware of the pressing needs for people with mental illness and people who are homeless. We’re really trying to raise awareness that we can do more to help those with the greatest need — not dissimilar from what the Pope was talking about, last month — and bring those issues to the table, where they’ve been put aside or overlooked. The unfortunate piece is the demand is always greater than the number of units that are available. Most of the developments we do, the numbers are anywhere from five to 10 people for every available unit, so we continue to need to build more, and use that as an opportunity to help people live independently.”
Said Richard Brown.
We will provide regular updates on the Walk for Wellness and Recovery.
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