Shatterproof Unites DMV Community at the Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run

NCA 5K 2019

Saturday, October 5th marked Shatterproof’s third Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run in our 2019 event series. More than 1,000 supporters and participants joined together at Reston Town Center in Reston, VA to honor family and friends lost to addiction disease as well as to celebrate those navigating the journey of recovery.

NCA 5K 2019 Family in pink

Vinnie from Crunch Fitness-Reston led attendees in an energizing warm-up session to start the program. Speakers included Shatterproof Ambassador Rick Werner, Shatterproof Ambassador Helen Morrison, Nick Reuter, Director of Treatment and Health Policy for Indivior, Shatterproof Director of Development Susan Wynne, and Shatterproof founder & CEO Gary Mendell.

NCA 5K 2019 Gary Mendell speaking

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, CACI, The Meridian Group, Atlantic Realty, Fairfax Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Vineyard Vines.

NCA 5K 2019 Walkers-finish line

This fall, Shatterproof will host a total of 7 Rise Up Against Addiction 5Ks around the country. The next event will be on Sunday, October 13th in New York City. For more information or to register for upcoming events, please visit

NCA 5K 2019 Cheer Squad in orange


NCA 5K 2019 Community Village


NCA 5K 2019 Family in blue


NCA 5K 2019 Love You Austen