Eva’s Village Co-Sponsors 7th Annual Passaic County Recovery Walk & Celebration; Local Leaders to Attend; Recovery Pioneers to be Honored

Cindymarie Dix, honoree and Senior.Peer Services Coordinator at Eva’s Recovery Community Center.

“We want to share the message that, ‘Yes, you can live your very best life. Yes, you can give back to the community. Yes, you can fall, make mistakes and get back up again,’” Cindymarie Dix, Sr. Peer Svcs. Coordinator at Eva’s Recovery Community Center.

The 7th Annual Passaic County Recovery Walk & Celebration, set for September 9 in Paterson, will celebrate the gains made by individuals in recovery and recognize leadership in the recovery community. Elected officials, community leaders and treatment providers will join hundreds of friends and families to send a message of hope: that help and prevention, treatment and recovery support services make long-term recovery possible for those affected by substance use and mental health disorders. The event is one of thousands held nationwide to celebrate National Recovery Month.

On-site registration begins at 9:00 am. Participants are encouraged to pre-register on line. Speeches and an awards ceremony at the William J. Bates Memorial Plaza at 77 Hamilton St. in Paterson will kick off the event at 9:30 am. Then, at 10: 15 am, Passaic County residents and community groups will walk the one-mile route to Pennington Park in Paterson where the celebration will continue until 5:00 pm. Entertainment will include a D.J. in the pavilion, games on the grounds and food prepared and served by students at The Culinary School at Eva’s Village.

The annual event celebrates millions of lives transformed through recovery, raises awareness about mental and substance use disorders and encourages individuals to take action to expand access to prevention, treatment and services. “We want to share the message that, ‘Yes, you can live your very best life. Yes, you can share your life experiences to help others. Yes, you can give back to the community. Yes, you can fall, make mistakes and get back up again,’” said Cindymarie Dix, Senior Peer Recovery Coordinator at Eva’s Recovery Community Center. “Our peers will be there every step of the way. We don’t give up. We keep going. We keep growing. We keep learning. Our peers are warriors, they inspire me…

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