The Ryan Harrington Foundation is holding a 5k Walk/Run to raise funds to help individuals and families impacted by addiction.
The “JUST ONE” 5k Walk/Run will take place at 10a.m. on Sunday June 12, 2016 at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse located at 32 Shore Drive in Somerville. Same day registration ends at 9:45a.m. A kids fun run will take place at 9:30a.m.
The Ryan Harrington Foundation strives to keep its mission simple as it addresses the complex issue of substance abuse. Whether hosting an education forum on addiction or supplying MBTA passes to women living in Somerville-based recovery homes, our thought is always the same: If we can help JUST ONE individual find and maintain their recovery, we have succeeded. Everything starts with one.
The proceeds raised from the Just One Run will be used to fund treatment options, recovery supports, and prevention efforts in support of those whose lives have been affected by the disease of the addiction.
This will be an all-inclusive fun community event. We will have entertainment and activities for children as well as resources and information for all. If you would like to participate in the race, you can go to http://www.lightboxreg.com/just-one-run. If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate you can do so via Paypal through the foundation website: http://www.ryanharringtonfoundation.org
This event is being held in honor of Somerville resident Sean P. Curtis, who recently lost his battle with addiction.
The Ryan Harrington Foundation is community based 501c3 charitable foundation set up by the family of Ryan Zachary Harrington with the purpose of strengthening community through the financial support of youth organizations, charitable efforts to help those in need (such as food and clothing drives), and material support for young men and women struggling with substance abuse disorder. To learn more visit: http://www.ryanharringtonfoundation.org