Friends and family,
I am honored to be running the 2019 Boston Marathon with The Herren Project – a charity that is very close to my heart. Addiction has affected my family deeply. It is the greatest fear of my sister and I to lose our funny and caring brother to this disease. Together we have experienced heartache, anger, and fear but also strength, resiliency, and love.
The Herren Project provides families with resources to help their loved ones on the road to recovery, a process that is financially and emotionally grueling, especially in times of desperation. THP also educates the public on the truths of addiction and aims to eliminate the stigma attached to the disease- stigma that prevents so many from reaching out and seeking help.
Overdose deaths are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, yet high quality treatment is not accessible to all. My wish is a world where people with substance use disorders are treated with compassion, kindness, and with empathy. The Herren Project reminds me to never give up hope. Treatment and recovery are always possible – no matter how many times it might take.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donations and positive vibes as I train for my first marathon!
Herren Project is truly honored to participate in the 2019 John Hancock Boston Marathon charity program. Please join us as we provide assistance in taking the first steps toward recovery, and a life of sobriety, through treatment navigation, educational programs, mentoring resources and support groups. We seek to increase awareness on the signs of addiction and bring hope for a better tomorrow. Step by step, the Herren Project team is truly making a difference, one person, one family, one community at a time! For additional information please visit www.theherrenproject.org