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Walk will highlight addiction struggle

The fifth annual walk to highlight the struggle of addiction and the toll it has on the social fabric of the community, will be held on Monday to mark the end of Recovery Month.

Residents and staff at The Salvation Army's Harbour Light shelter for men battling substance abuse and alcoholism will set out at 10am from the King Street facility.

Members of the community are invited to join in along the route on Bermudiana Road, near the ACE water fountain or at City Hall.

Spokeswoman Chandra-Lee Bascome said the annual walk is geared for “those service providers under the umbrella of treatment” in Bermuda.

“Each agency hosts an event to celebrate the achievement of individuals in recovery from alcohol and/or drugs,” she said.

“The Harbour Light Programme celebrates recovery with our current and past residents.

“Since 2007, we have held a walk through the main streets of the city.

“As a group, we draw some attention carrying balloons, handing out pamphlets and wearing our red T-shirts.

“If someone cannot handle the full distance of Front Street (to Ace Building), then through to the end of Church Street (Bermuda Motors) and up to the National Stadium with a few laps around the field, they need not despair,” said Ms Bascome.

“As the name suggests, it is a relay, allowing persons to meet the group at various points along the route.

“We welcome your support.”

For more information call 292-2586.

Harbour Light Recovery Walk: Front (from left) are Chandra Bascome, Naomi Fox and Rosemary Philips. Back (from right) are Kent Lows, Augustina Raynor, Donna Harvey and Lorena Jean.

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Published September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm)

Walk will highlight addiction struggle

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