Ocean City Today

Atlantic Club’s sixth annual Walk/Run for Recovery, Sat.

By Kara Hallissey | Nov 02, 2017

(Nov. 3, 2017) Individuals recovering from addiction and their families will join the public for the Atlantic Club’s sixth annual Walk/Run for Recovery on the Boardwalk this Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon beginning at the inlet.

“It is fun with music, casual and the contribution is minimal allowing everyone to participate and feel [they are a] part of giving back [and] supporting our community,” said walk and run chair, Colleen Wareing. “The Atlantic Club is open 24 hours for anyone who is seeking recovery from an addiction and it is a nonprofit service. The Atlantic Club is a resource to the community in this opioid crisis. Most importantly, recovery can be achieved ‘one step at a time.’”

Walkers and runners will begin at the Life-Saving Station Museum on the southern end of the Boardwalk, then head to 27th Street before turning around and returning to the starting line. Registration takes place at 9 a.m., and a $20 donation is requested.

The first 50 participants to sign up at the inlet will receive a free T-shirt. Proceeds support the Atlantic Club’s mission of helping individuals and families overcome addiction while providing resources they need to stay clean and sober.

Last year, 86 people participated in the event and more than $5,000 was raised. The funds helped to award three, $1,000 scholarships to local high school students affected by addiction.

“There are resources on-site for recreation and numerous events to allow those who are in recovery to have picnics, dinners, dances and education in a safe environment, free of alcohol or drugs,” Wareing said. “If anyone seeks recovery or just needs support there is a manager who is available 24 hours a day.”

Two gift baskets with goodies and gift certificates from local businesses, which is valued at more than $2,000, will be raffled off. Tickets will be sold during the event until the drawing at noon on Saturday.

The Atlantic Club is dedicated to helping individuals and their families recover from addiction. Its headquarters is on Route 50 in West Ocean City. The nonprofit organization offers 24-hour services with access to 12-step programs, lifestyle balance classes, sober events, an exercise room and internet access for those looking for jobs.

Send all donations to: The Atlantic Club, Attn: Colleen Wareing, P.O. Box 563, Ocean City, Maryland 21843. Make checks payable to The Atlantic Club. Donations can also be made online at www.atlanticclubocmd.org.

For more information on the event, call Wareing at 410-430-6896.

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