On October 8, 2016 we hosted Stompin’ Stigma 5K / Fun Run – Walk to raise awareness to addiction and the stigma attached to it. It was an absolutely beautiful day for this event.
We were honored to start the morning off receiving a proclamation from Denton County Commissioners Court, declaring October 8th as Addiction Awareness Day. It was delivered and read by County Commissioner Andy Eads.
The grounds were buzzing with runners, walkers, kids, strollers, volunteers, sponsors and even dogs. Cara Nelson was our Emcee and Ben O’Keefe was our DJ. We even stomped out stigma on a canvas with shoes and paint.
We had Team Grant Hansen and Team Brett with family and friends participating to bring their stories.
We had lots of medals, but everyone that participated, whether they walked, ran, volunteered, sponsored or just came out to support us were all WINNERS!
Plans are already underway for our 4th annual event in 2017.