Addiction walk planned in Franklin

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The fourth annual “Changing the Face of Addiction” walk will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion on Buckwheat Road in Franklin.

This walk is being held in memory of two young men from Sussex County who lost their lives to addiction, begins at 10 a.m. (registration at 9 am) and is approximately one and a half miles. Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be available at no extra charge after the walk, thanks to the generous donations from local businesses.

Two mothers, joined by pain and heartache over their loss, came to The Center for Prevention and Counseling where, together, the planning of this healing community event has provided hope for them and others for the past four years. Everyone is urged to participate in this event. Participants may walk in honor of someone, create a team and/or become a valued sponsor of the walk by making a donation to the “Changing the Face of Addiction” walk at

Make a difference and join others as we walk to support people living with addiction, honor people we have lost and acknowledge people in recovery. Local and national prevention, treatment and recovery resources will be available at this event where you will also have an opportunity to hear personal stories about recovery. Last year, over 400 people participated and organizers are hoping to surpass that number this year.

Many of us love people with substance use disorders and, with this walk, the hope is that we continue to better understand people living with addiction and help support those embracing recovery. Please come out and be a part of the community effort to “Change the Face of Addiction” on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Proceeds from this event will be used by the Center for Prevention and Counseling located in Newton, NJ to help those currently in need of services for prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders.

To register for the “Changing the Face of Addiction,” walk, find out more information, become a sponsor, register a team of walkers or, to become involved in any way, call Laura at The Center at (973) 383-4787 ext. 223 or email or go to

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