Nik's Run for Addiction Awareness is a 5k Run/Walk to raise awareness of our country’s epidemic. Nikolas passed away from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 22, and more than 100,000 people have passed away from drug overdoses in the last 12 months. That is approximately 136 people a day.* Addiction is a NOT a moral issue, nor is it prejudice. Addiction is a primary, chronic, relapsing brain disease.* Our goal is to spread awareness by addressing, preventing, and treating addiction.
*Information from the CDC.
The 5k course travels along the beautiful Oklawaha Greenway beginning and ending at Patton Park's small pavilion, in Hendersonville, NC. This is a relatively flat, fast, out and back course.
Proceeds will Benefit Hope Coalition.
Hope Coalition’s Mission is dedicated to preventing substance use among youth and focusing on long-term recovery for anyone impacted by alcohol and drug addiction.
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