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St. Luke’s Penn Foundation hosts “Recovery Is for Everyone Walk”


St. Luke’s Penn Foundation will host its second “Recovery Is for Everyone Walk” 9 a.m. Saturday in celebration of National Recovery Month. There is no cost to participate in the walk, but registration is required.

Observed nationally, Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrates individuals who recover. It also serves to reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of these diseases, potentially discouraging people from seeking help.

“There's still a lot of work that needs to be done to spread awareness and advocate and reduce stigma around recovery so we can bring it out of the shadows to let people know that we're here, there's support and treatment available and there are multiple pathways to recovery,” said Ryan Schweiger, behavioral health community liaison specialist with St. Luke’s Penn Foundation.

The 1.7-mile “Recovery Is for Everyone Walk” will begin and end at the Hope 23 Festival site at 741 N. County Line Road in Souderton. The first 100 individuals to register will receive a special swag bag at the walk. Participants can also register the day of the walk beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Following the walk, participants can enjoy free food, music, children’s activities, giveaways and more at Hope Festival 23, a separate event at the location that is sponsored by Sweatshirt of Hope.

For more information, visit Although the walk is free, individuals, families and groups interested in giving the gift of hope can make a donation to St. Luke’s Penn Foundation.

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