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Shatterproof Walk Stories

Every year, thousands of people gather from across the country to walk with us to end addiction stigma. Here are some of their stories.

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Walk Stories

David Becker
Boston, MA

David Becker

Since finding his own sobriety in 2020, Dave has become a social powerhouse, bringing together LGBTQ individuals in recovery.

Breanna Carter
Washington, D.C.

Breanna Carter

As a first-time participant, Breanna walked in honor of her little sister, who was tragically lost to an accidental overdose.

Hannah Burke
Chicago, IL

Hannah Burke

As the founder of a sober community, Hannah understands how important coming together for change really is.

mother and daughter
Dallas, TX

Alexis Cavo

Alexis and her mom open up about how addiction then recovery changed their relationship.

Nadia Davis
Los Angeles, CA

Nadia Davis

Nadia is ready for everyone to choose love and find their own safe space, like she has in recovery.

Annie Kamps
Chicago, IL

Annie Kamps

As Miss Mississippi 2024, Annie uses her platform to breakdown barriers and celebrate everyone's recovery story – especially her mom's.

Deena Loudon
Washington, D.C.

Deena Loudon

After losing her son in 2020, Deena knew that she had to advocate at the legislative level for lasting change.

Melissa McRae
Boston, MA

Melissa McRae

After making it through addiction, homelessness, and relapses, Melissa keeps fighting so that everyone can achieve the life they deserve.

Tynisha Pippins
Dallas, TX

Tynisha Pippins

Now in recovery, Tynisha donated her time to support the walk, not only for herself but for her loved ones.

George Ramos
Los Angeles, CA

George Ramos

After multiple relapses and the loss of close friends, George isn't giving up – on himself or anyone else.

Mary Santillo
Washington, D.C.

Mary Santillo

Mary and her mother walk to honor two families members taken too soon by addiction.

Shelly Santillo
Washington, D.C.

Shelly Santillo

Shelly and her daughter walk to honor two families members taken too soon by addiction.

Dan Strzempka
Chicago, IL

Dan Strzempka

A long-time Shatterproof supporter, Dan has always found strength in celebration, humor, and the power of treatment.

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Mon, 06/03/2024 - 16:09
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2024 Shatterproof Walks

In six major cities this fall, we walk together to end addiction stigma. Join us to honor those who we have lost, celebrate those who are living in recovery, and bring hope to the millions living with substance use disorder.

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