NYC Walk to be Held Saturday, 10/28
WHAT: Shatterproof, a national nonprofit focused on reversing the course of the addiction crisis in America, will host an event on Saturday, October 28. During this event, New York City and its surrounding community will come together and support families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues impacted by the disease of addiction. More than 46 million Americans ages 12 and older identify as having a substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S. Statewide, nearly 2 million New Yorkers have a SUD. The Shatterproof Walk gives the community the opportunity to bring the disease of addiction into the light and share inspiring stories of hope and recovery. Participants will unite to engage in several activities geared toward ending the stigma associated with SUDs, including a walk.
Other highlights include:
- The Shatterproof Community Resource Village will showcase SUD resources from other
- Participants will be able to select a bracelet that speaks to them personally to represent
why they are participating in the Shatterproof Walk — whether it be in memorial of a
loved one, for themselves in recovery, or to show their support to those who have
SUDs or Shatterproof’s mission.
- An opening ceremony will profile local walkers touched by addiction and recognize
top teams, fundraisers, and leading event sponsors.
Funds raised from the walk support Shatterproof’s work in advocating for changes in federal and state policy as well as programming focused on saving lives and changing the conversation about addiction.
For more information or to register for the Shatterproof Walk event, visit:
WHO: Emcee: Dave Price, NBC 4 Weathercaster and Shatterproof Supporter
Kirsten Suto Seckler, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Sara Lipsky, VP, Philanthropy
Prince Amukamara, Former New York Giants player and Super Bowl Champion
Rachel Hetchman, Sober Life Coach and Founder of @soberincentralpark
Tawny Lara, The Sober Sexpert, who has been featured in the Huffington Post, Men's Health and Playboy
Aija Mayrock, best-selling author, The Survival Guide to Bullying
*Available for interviews
Saturday, October 28, 2023
8:00 a.m. Site opens
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony begins
9:30 a.m. Walk begins
11:00 a.m. Walk ends
Pier 84 – Hudson River
555 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
Shatterproof extends sincere thanks to the sponsors of the Shatterproof Walk:
Champion Sponsors: Elevance Health Foundation, Indivior, Mariner Wealth Advisors, and Pacira Biosciences, Inc.
Signature Sponsors: AllMed, Braeburn, CHUBB, ICG Advisors, JP Morgan Chase & Co, and SoundCloud
Gold Sponsors: Captivate, HEI Hotels + Resorts, Lockton, and Preclivity
Bronze Sponsor: NY Giants
Supporting Sponsor: NinjaCat Productions
Media Sponsor: Lemonada Media
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S. Shatterproof is focused on guiding communities, removing systemic barriers to recovery, mobilizing the country to advocate for change, and ending addiction stigma in the U.S. Find Shatterproof on Facebook, X, and YouTube @ShatterproofHQ or follow us on Instagram at @weareshatterproof. To learn more, visit www.Shatterproof.org. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or a substance use disorder, text SHATTERPROOF to 741741 for help.