MANSFIELD -- September is Recovery month and Catalyst Life Services wants to celebrate individuals in recovery while also helping those still in need of services.
"We are excited to announce our 'Agents of Change' virtual run/walk for recovery that started Sept. 1 and lasts all month long," the agency stated in a press release. "All funds raised will go to the life-saving addiction services Catalyst provides.:
Individuals or teams will have until Sept. 30 to register for either a 1-mile walk or 5K-run. You simply register, choose your walk or run location and track your distance and time. You can be entered to win if you have the fastest 5K time and you can also complete ‘challenges’ as you walk or run to be entered into win weekly drawings.
You can register and see all the ways you can be involved here: https://catalystlifeservices.org/agents-of-change-virtual-recovery-run/
"We would love for you to also consider creating a team or page where your reason and passion to raise awareness and funds for Addiction Services can be displayed and shared with friends and family," the agency stated.
Learn more here: https://catalystlifeservices.org/teams-for-recovery/
"Please share your pictures own social media and tag us," Catalyst Life Services stated. "Please also use the hashtags #richlandrecoveryrun and #catalystrecoveryrun.
"We are excited for the opportunity to raise awareness and donations for these services. Addiction services are always needed, but now more than ever."
The Richland County Opiate Review Board recently indicated that in the past seven months, overdoses have increased by 32.12% and overdose deaths have increased by 43.48%, the agency stated.
"Please help us to make recovery possible and be an agent of change by registering and sharing this information with all of your contacts."