GSU Addiction Studies Alumni Club to host Recovery Walk

2013-08-26T00:00:00Z GSU Addiction Studies Alumni Club to host Recovery WalkFor The Times
August 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | In celebration of National Recovery Month, the Governors State University Addictions Studies Alumni Club will sponsor their second annual Walk for Recovery on Sept. 14 at Governors State University.

The Walk for Recovery is designed to honor individuals in recovery or who are seeking recovery. The event also celebrates the treatment and support service providers who are committed to helping them, and to increasing awareness surrounding addiction issues.

This free event begins with registration from 8 to 9 a.m., followed by a program at 9 a.m. The two- or three-mile walk will commence at 10 a.m. In addition, a resource fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featured at the 9 a.m. program will be the following speakers:

• Peter Palanca, executive vice president and COO of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC Inc.), who will serve as master of ceremonies;

• Benneth Lee, founder and CEO at NAEFI, counselor, community liaison and re-entry specialist for TASC Inc; and

• Comedian Tommy Connolly.

The event will also feature door prizes, refreshments, music and entertainment. This event is sponsored by IlliniCare Health Plan, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, the South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and the Illinois Certification Board.

Those who register online at will be entered for a special door prize.

Additional information may be obtained by calling GSU Alumni Relations at (708) 534-7892. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway.

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