OGDENSBURG -- The Seaway Valley Prevention Council hosted its fifth annual Recovery Walk Friday, with more walkers than ever before.
The walkers gathered in a circle and started the count. “This is the most people we have had show up for the walk. We ended up with 122 people that believe and have proved that recovery is possible,” said Larry Calkins, Director of the Seaway Valley Prevention Council.
September is the National Recovery month. In celebration for this month, the Council has hosted the Recovery walk for five years. This year’s theme was “Join the Voices for Recovery; Together on Pathways to Wellness.”
“Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.” (http://www.recoverymonth.gov/)
“Today was a great day for a walk. We would like to thank everyone who lended a hand in helping make this Recovery Walk a big success,” said Calkins.
Members of the council expressed gratitude to Price Chopper and Tim Horton’s in Ogdensburg, donors of food and coffee for all the walkers.