Sunday, August 28, was a perfect late summer day at beautiful Mine Falls Park in Nashua, New Hampshire. Taking advantage of the great weather, more than 150 walkers and runners turned out to participate in the second Annual Dash for Recovery—and to support Phoenix House at the same time.
The second annual 5K Dash was organized by Karen McCarthy and Debbie Dunne, prompted by their concern regarding the opioid epidemic raging across New Hampshire and the many people struggling with its devastating effects. In addition to providing a day of healthy outdoor exercise, Dash for Recovery supported Phoenix House’s Patient Aid Fund, ensuring access to treatment for those in difficult financial circumstances.
It was a proud moment for Phoenix House New Hampshire when staff members Keith Littell and Doug Hohenberger took second and third place in their age categories, while clients Kaitlin and Scott won first and third place respectively in theirs. Peter DalPra, Program Director, Phoenix House Residential Services for Adults in Dublin, spoke compellingly about the important role of exercise in recovery, as individuals rediscover the pleasures of healthy, sober recreation.
If you or someone you love need help with a drug or alcohol problem, call Phoenix House today at 888 671 9392. We’re standing by to help!