Rally for Recovery Set for June 3 in Easton

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

To remember lives lost to addiction and mental illness and celebrate the hope of recovery, Recovery for Shore’s Rally for Recovery on Saturday, June 3 will include the “Alive at Five” service at Christ Church Easton.

Recovery for Shore (RFS) will sponsor a Rally for Recovery in downtown Easton on June 3, 2017. The event, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Christ Church Easton, is open to persons in recovery as well as community advocates; individuals, families and friends whose lives have been touched by addiction and mental health issues; and other interested parties.

According to Sharon Dundon, coordinator for RFS and program specialist, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Substance Disorders Program, Rally for Recovery participants will walk as a group from Christ Church on South Street to the Talbot County Courthouse on Washington Street, where the block between Dover and Goldsborough Streets will be closed at 4 p.m. for a brief rally including guest speakersThe group will then return to Christ Church by 5 p.m. for the Alive at FiveService celebrating recovery, followed by fellowship and refreshments on the Church lawn.

Recovery for Shore members are grateful once again to Christ Church for helping us host a major event that brings together people from our community to support and celebrate recovery,” says Dundon. We also appreciate the cooperation we have received from the Town of Easton and the Town Police in coming up with an alternative plan to the extended walk around town, which is what we did last year.”

Last year’s RFS “Walk of Hope” in downtown Easton in April 2016, attracted more than 200 people; likewise, the organization’s Recovery Happens! celebration, held at Christ Church Easton last September, netted an overflow crowd. 

Walks, rallies and other public events encourage people in our community to recognize the need for greater awareness of recovery and greater support for recovery resources,” explains Valerie Albee, founder, Mariah’s Mission Fund, an RFS member organization. “These occasions are very meaningful to those who have lost loved ones to mental illness and addiction as well to those in recovery or finding their way there, and we welcome one and all.”

RFS is an ad hoc volunteer organization that promotes awareness of recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders, and advocates for resources to support individuals and families seeking to help with addiction, mental health and recovery issues. RFS membership includes individuals, county health departments, and private and nonprofit organizations based in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. The group’s monthly meetings are hosted in Shore Behavioral Health’s Outpatient Addictions Conference Room inUM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

Rally participants are encouraged to create signs for the event and a prize will be awarded for the most creative sign. For more information, visit the Recovery for Shore Facebook page or email recoveryforshore@gmail.com

 

Recovery for Shore (RFS) is an ad hoc volunteer organization that promotes awareness of recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders and advocates for resources to support individuals and families seeking to help with addiction, mental health and recover issues. RFS membership includes varied public agencies and private and nonprofit organizations and individuals based in five counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. RFS is coordinated by Sharon Dundon, program specialist, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Substance Disorders Program and monthly group meetings are hosted in the Outpatient Addictions Conference Room of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members, and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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