Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run in Los Angeles was held on Saturday, November 9th, the sixth in the 2019 event series. Supporters and participants joined together downtown at Grand Park 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 zumba warm-up session, followed by a series of inspiring speakers. Speakers included emcee Suzanne Marques with CBS LA, Shatterproof Development Director Renee Barros, Dr. Gary Tsai of LA County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC), and Shatterproof Ambassadors Marcie Massa and Jaclyn Brown.
Participants kicked off the walk/run with a countdown led by Dodgers alums Mickey Hatcher and Dennis Powell. 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, LA County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse and Prevention Control (SAPC), ICG Advisors, City National Bank, The Ladd Foundation, First Republic Bank, Beauchamp Family, Rimrock Capital Management, Anderson Community Partners, Ressler/Gertz Family Foundation, Prime Finance, AMI Asset Management, Argentiere Capital, Hackman Capital, ACR Alpine Capital, Wurrly Edu, Gelson's Market, Avenue Capital.
This fall, Shatterproof is hosting a total of 7 Rise Up Against Addiction 5Ks around the country. For more information or to register for upcoming events, please visit www.shatterproof5k.org.