UNC Charlotte’s Collegiate Recovery Community will be the beneficiary of the inaugural Charlotte Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk scheduled for 8:00 AM, Saturday, June 21, at Reedy Creek Park.
According to its website, Heroes in Recovery is a movement ignited by Foundations Recovery Network and the widespread community to eliminate the social stigma that keeps individuals with addiction and mental health issues from seeking help.
"This race is the type of community event that draws attention to the important work that we do every day," stated Carol Rose, marketing specialist for the Collegiate Recovery Community. "We work hard to break down the cultural stereotypes and stigmas associated with addiction, and we want people to celebrate recovery and put the spotlight on healthy lifestyles."
UNC Charlotte will be celebrating the 22nd Annual Earth Day with a festival set for April 16, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, on the plaza between the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services.
During the event, participants will be able to meet a variety of organizations that work on environmental issues to learn how you can make a positive impact. Expected vendors include Central Carolina Fuels Coalition, Carolina Raptor Center, Earth Farms, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte Area Transportation System, and UNC Charlotte Earth Club.
"We have lots of events throughout the year, but none are bigger than the Earth Day festival. This is a long standing tradition and we hope that everybody will take time to visit with our vendors and celebrate our planet" said Devin Hatley, Environmental Educator.