Spreading awareness and understanding of substance use disorder and recovery is the goal of Kolbe Academy’s first “Steps for Recovery” virtual walk/run event beginning today, Friday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 31.
Kolbe Academy in Bethlehem is the first faith-based recovery high school in the nation, serving students in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.
‘“Steps for Recovery’ is for a great cause,” said Kolbe student and event committee representative Gabe Shellock who openly shares his story in a video. “We all love the school. It’s really helping. We’re going to be participating and doing our best to raise awareness, so for any of those that want to participate, absolutely feel free to join. I am sure that you’ll love it and feel great for it.”
Support for Kolbe extends throughout the Diocese of Allentown, including the six other diocesan high schools. Several schools have signed up teams to participate.
Participants may join from anywhere, and go at any pace and any distance during the event week.
Here’s how it works: Sign up on the website. Create or join a team. Set your distance goal. Keep track of your miles. Optional: Set your own fundraising goal. Wear your swag. Take photos and share them in the photos section of the website. Submit your results.
Registration is $25 for adults, and $10 for children 18 and under. All will receive a commemorative T-shirt, sticker and digital bib with a number and team name, if applicable.
For more information, visit www.runsignup.com/kolbesteps.