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.
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.
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.
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 www.shatterproof5k.org.