On November 4th, a team of 43 clients, alumni, staff, and supporters will take on the ultimate challenge – the grueling 26.2-mile 2018 NYC Marathon. These runners have been training for this day for months. They are out to prove to themselves that they are not powerless over addiction, that treatment works, and people in recovery are goal-oriented, successful people.
We hope you will consider supporting their fundraising efforts. Your contribution will help us provide more than just the essential equipment every runner needs (sneakers, entry fees, and race uniforms); it will also fund the fitness and wellness services that ALL residents in treatment at Odyssey House benefit from.
Volunteers running for recovery
I have dreamed about running the NYC Marathon, the PREMIER Race in my eyes, for as long as I can remember! Year after year, I would doubt my capability to be able to complete 26.2 miles, but not this year. I made the decision to partner with Odyssey House, an agency that is near and dear to my heart. In my eyes, this partnership was a no-brainer. My own family was affected by alcoholism and drug abuse for as long as I can remember. Addiction does not care what walk of life you come from.
When I run the NYC Marathon this year, I’ll be fundraising for Odyssey House to do my part to combat substance abuse. I lost my father to a drug overdose and it came full circle when I started to struggle with alcohol addiction in my 20s. I want to make my miles count and help change the lives of those dealing with similar situations.