5K in Springfield Supports Drug Addiction Recovery
A 5k race brought community members together to raise money for people going through drug addiction recovery in Central Illinois.
By: Addiction Now
The event was put together by the Gateway Foundation and welcomed more than 120 community members.
The race raised over $10,000 to assist people who are unable to afford to pay for addiction recovery services themselves and are committed to continuing their journey to a healthier lifestyle but need professional support by choosing to live in a sober living facility.
The representatives of the Gateway Foundation stated that the money raised during the event is expected to be enough to cover the accommodation costs at a drug addiction recovery home for at least 25 people for one month.
But they highlighted that the average length of time people who are recovering from a substance use disorder spend at a sober living facility for six to 12 months.
The foundation has been providing professional addiction treatment services to people struggling with any type of substance use disorder throughout several different areas of Illinois for over four decades.
The foundation has two different facilities with a medical staff trained to offer several evidence-based treatment methods to the patients.
The representatives of the healthcare foundation have stated that they have been able to provide so many kinds of addiction treatment services for the residents of Illinois for so many years because they have been receiving continuous support from members of different communities throughout the state.
Several local residents resorted to social media channels to thank the foundation for their help and for organizing the event that brought so many members of the community together to support others in need.
Participants were invited to join a balloon release celebration after the race to give the public an opportunity to celebrate people's future progress as well as the lives that were lost to substance use disorders.