Dallas Walk on Sat. November 11th 

WHAT: Shatterproof, a national nonprofit focused on reversing the course of the addiction crisis in America, will host an event on Saturday, November 11. During the event, the Dallas 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. Nearly 5,0000 drug overdose deaths occurred in Texas according to the CDC. In Dallas alone, more than 400,000 people identify as having 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 community walk. 

Other highlights include: 

  • The Shatterproof Community Resource Village will showcase SUD resources
          from local organizations
    .
  • 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, to show their support to
          those who have SUDs, or in support of 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 Shatterproof 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:

https://shatterproofwalk.org/dfw


WHO:                             

Shatterproof executives:

Gary Mendell, Founder and President
Kirsten Suto Seckler, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer


Emcee:

WFAA-TV anchor, Scoop Jefferson

Influencers:

Rachel Alexander, Dallas Cowboys cheerleader
Alexis Cavo, Life and Mental Health Coach

Aaron Wolfe, Fashion and mental health influencer

Ambassadors:

Betsy Bell - In recovery for more than 5 years.
Ron and Luke Hoyl - Luke is in recovery.

*All available for interviews
 

WHEN:                           

Saturday, November 11, 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

WHERE:

Reverchon Park
3505 Maple Ave.

Dallas, TX 75219

  

Shatterproof extends sincere thanks to the sponsors of the Shatterproof Walk:

Champion: Elevance Health Foundation, Indivior, Mariner Wealth Advisers, and Pacira

Signature sponsor: Allmed, Braeburn, CHUBB, ICG Advisors, JP Morgan Chase & Co, and SoundCloud

Gold: Captivate, HEI Hotels + Resorts, and Morgan Stanley

Bronze: Satori Capital
Media: WFAA-TV ABC 8 and Lemonada Media

About Shatterproof:

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicating to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S. Shatterproof is focused on guiding communities, removing systematic 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 them 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.

CONTACT:
Lauren Lawson-Zilai
Shatterproof

press@shatterproof.org