“9th Annual Walk Against Addiction” – Sept. 15th
Walk Against Addiction's mission is to raise awareness and promote education around the disease of addiction.
“Substance abuse and addiction is the number one problem in Dare County in the eyes of its residents. Addiction is a horrible disease who’s symptoms can be seen playing out in broken families, lost jobs, homelessness, hopelessness, and physical illness. As a community of faith, we cannot ignore this present darkness.” -- Brenda ThackerWhere: First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, NC. 100 Veterans Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 9:00 am: Registration Registration Fee/Donation: $10 walk and totebag $15 T-shirt When: 10:00 – 10:30 am: Welcome by Brenda Thacker, Founder of WAA New Speaker: John Towler of the Kill Devil Hills NC police department Keynote Speaker: Denise Mariano; Parent support network, ambassador at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids; Program and Outreach Committee at Faces & Voices of Recovery; White House ONDCP Advocate for Action Honoree at The Obama White House; volunteer parent coach (CRAFT) at Partnership for Drug-Free kids. Educational, Informational & Vendor Tables Releasing of the Twelve Doves by When Doves Fly 10:30 am: Walk With Us! 10:45 am – Until: Complimentary Hamburger & Hot Dog Cook Out provided by the Dirty Dick’s Crabhouse The walk will begin from the High School through the parking lots of First Flight Elementary and First Flight Middle schools. There will be a Raffle with lots of prizes from local businesses on the Outer Banks, plus a free hamburger & hot dog cookout. Educators and Vendors will be on hand. Proceeds from the Walk benefit the “Awareness That Addiction is a Disease” fund to educate people about addiction and assist those that need treatment for substance abuse. Let’s continue to make aware all of us who have been affected by this deadly disease. Email: [email protected] Phone: 1 (252) 202-1110 Mail: 142 Charleston Drive, Grandy, NC 27939 Walk Against Addiction was founded in 2010 by Brenda Thacker. Proceeds from the walk benefit “The Awareness That Addiction is a Disease Fund” to educate people about addiction and assist with those who need treatment for substance abuse.