On Saturday, September 17, the Villa Veritas Foundation, Kerhonkson, NY will host its 8th Annual Walk the Walk for Recovery at the Walkway Over the Hudson. Walkers will begin at 11:30 am on the Walkway West (Highland) Entrance. There is no fee to walk. Donations accepted. Event Sponsorships are available.
Founded in 1973, Villa Veritas has been at the forefront of providing addiction recovery treatment in the Mid-Hudson Valley and beyond for 49 years. The annual walk coincides with National Recovery Month in September which is designated to raise awareness, help reduce stigma and encourage those in need to seek assistance. Substance Use Disorder is a widespread crisis in America that affects 45 million people – one in three households, according to the National Institute on Health. Annually, more than 100,000 Americans die from drug overdoses and another 88,000 from alcohol-related causes.
Walk the Walk for Recovery supports, encourages and celebrates those in recovery and strives to deliver the simple, powerful message that treatment works and people can and do recover. Donations to the event help support Villa Veritas’ mission of providing chemically dependent men and women with inpatient recovery treatment to help them live life without addiction.
The Walkway Over the Hudson originally opened in 1889 as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge. The bridge was in use until 1974, when it closed due to a fire. Rebuilt and re-opened in October 2009 as the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, this 1.28 linear park is 212 feet above the Hudson River and boasts scenic views north to the Catskills and south to the Hudson Highlands.
To register, sponsor or learn more – visit https://villaveritas.org/walk-the-walk/ or by calling Kari Willis at (845) 626-3555.
Kari Miller Willis, Director of Communications
kwillis@VillaVeritas.org 845-626-3555, x 144