Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run in New York City was held on Sunday, October 13th, the fourth in the 2019 event series. More than 3,000 supporters and participants joined together at Pier 84 in Manhattan 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 Brooklyn-based fitness instructor, Alec Gaston. Speakers included emcee Robin Gelfenbien, Shatterproof Ambassador Margaret Hanson, OASAS Chief Counsel Rob Kent, Plan Against Pain’s Dr. Sean McMillan, Shatterproof Director of Development Alicia Ball, and Shatterproof founder & CEO Gary Mendell.
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, Houlihan Lokey, Maltese Capital Management, Coherence Capital Partners, Family of Brian Mendell, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Loews Hotels, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, HG Vora Capital Management, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Aflac Global Investments, Goldman Sachs.
This fall, Shatterproof will host a total of 7 Rise Up Against Addiction 5Ks around the country. The next event will be on Saturday, November 2nd in Atlanta, GA. For more information or to register for upcoming events, please visit www.shatterproof5k.org.