Proceeds from the walk will benefit the El Cajon-based nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to the care and treatment of individuals and families suffering from addiction, mental illness, and homelessness.
“We’re excited to invite the San Diego community to join us in a celebration of hope and recovery,” said Jeanne McAlister, founder and CEO of McAlister Institute.
“Addiction and its devastating effects seem to have a strong presence in the media, so we want to give recovery a voice, too. Our goal is to reshape the conversation and to focus on solutions.”
Walkers, runners, and online supporters will help increase awareness and support the power of recovery by wearing the number of days they—or their loved ones—have been clean and sober and what it means to them.
To participate in the walk, register online at www.walkforsobriety.com. Registration is $35.
Since opening its doors in 1977, the McAlister Institute has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals, including 7,000 last year.
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