Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run in Dallas was held on Saturday, November 16th, the seventh and final event in the 2019 series. Supporters and participants joined together downtown at Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge to honor family and friends lost to addiction disease as well as to celebrate those navigating the journey of recovery.
The program began with an energizing warm-up session led by Stephen Vega of The Phoenix, a free sober active community has inspired more than 26,000 people across America to believe they have the strength to rise from the ashes of addiction through the support of those who are walking that very same path. Speakers included emcee Steve Pickett with CBS 11, Shatterproof Development Director Donovan Kitamura, and Shatterproof Ambassador Jen Sugarmeyer. Participants kicked off the walk/run by collectively reciting the Shatterproof Pledge, led by Shatterproof founder and CEO, Gary Mendell.
Sponsors included Alkermes, Indivior, Lightbox (AdScapes), Pacira - Plan Against Pain, UnitedHealth Group, AllMed Healthcare Management, Braeburn, Chubb, Emergent Biosolutions, Cigna, ICG Advisors, JP Morgan Chase, Lockton, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, The Davis/Yost Group, Walker Engineering,Frontier Investments, TGB Labs.
This fall, Shatterproof hosted a total of seven Rise Up Against Addiction 5Ks around the country. For more information, please visit www.shatterproof5k.org.