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2017 Recovery Walk in Philadelphia

2017 Recovery Walk in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for many things. The declaration of independence was signed here. We were the nation’s first capital. Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers called Philadelphia home.

We have changed over the years. The cheesesteak has become our iconic culinary delicacy. We are known for our loyal, rowdy and pessimistic sports fans. We are “The City of Brotherly Love.” We practically worship our mythical sports legend, Rocky Balboa.

We are home to more than 18th century American history, mean sports fans, greasy sandwiches and fictional sports heroes, though. Philadelphia is one of the most recovery friendly cities in the country. It is also a hub of academic institutions.

Philadelphia is also the largest hub of sprouting collegiate recovery programs. They have formed a coalition called the Collegiate Recovery Coalition of Philadelphia and they are hosting collegiate recovery programs from around the country for this year’s Pro-Act Recovery Walks event.

On September 23rd hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters from around the country will walk the streets of Philadelphia with a projected 30,000 people to support recovery.

In an effort to support these advocates we have donated our booth to the students. Many programs will be joining at our booth and we encourage you to stop by.

The collegiate recovery coalition and the Young People in Recovery Philadelphia chapter have invited all recovery advocates to join their team in the walk. If you’re in the area, we’d love for you to join us! Here is the information you’ll need: 


Sept 23rd 8am-12pm

7am for anyone setting up


Penn’s Landing Philadelphia

GPS: 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, 19106.

(Life of Purpose Booth)



All schools should bring as much swag as possible. We will have a tent with tables. If you have a pop-up banner, bring it. If you have a tablecloth, bring it. We will have the most swagged out collegiate recovery tent ever and it is going to be awesome. Come between 7 and 8 if you are setting something up. Tables and room will be on a first come first serve basis as well, but we will make sure everyone gets some space!

Advocacy Agenda

Similar to previous years, we are going to be kicking off an advocacy campaign to help grow collegiate recovery programs across the region. If you are interested in helping collect signatures, please meet at the booth at 8:15 am. We are hoping to collect at least 1,000 signatures for the event.


If you haven’t yet, please register for our team using our google form ( We are doing registration through here to collect information on what schools came. You can register the day of. Our team name is “Collegiate Recovery Coalition”

Get as many of your students, clients, friends, and family members to register for our team and rep your school!!!!

Team T-Shirts

We ordered 80 t-shirts ahead of time that we will be giving out for free, on a first come, first serve basis. The shirts are super cool and have all of your school’s names on it.

To reiterate, we will be giving 80 away for free, on a first come first serve basis.


James Hatzell is our team leader and contact. He can be reached at 609-828-3047


7 am Registration

On the day of the Walk, registration will begin onsite at 7:00 am. However, to avoid possible lines, register here

8 am Meet at Collegiate Recovery Coalition Tent

 7-8 am We will be giving out T-Shirts for free. There are 80, first come first serve. The shirts are super cool and we will run out.

8:15 am Advocacy Volunteer Meeting

Find Devin at the Collegiate Recovery Coalition tent.

8:30 am Group Photo

8:30 am at Collegiate Recovery Coalition Tent

 9 am Walk Start

10:15 am Walkers return

10:30 am Post-Walk Program

End by 1 pm

More information on the event:

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