TASC to Host 5th Annual Rockford “Recovery Rally on the Rock”

(Rockford, IL) – Rockford’s 5th Annual Recovery Rally on the Rock will take place Saturday, September 14, 2013.

This popular community event, which is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the banks of the Rock River at the Madison Street Trolley Station, celebrates recovery from alcohol and drug addiction while raising awareness of local resources to prevent and treat substance use and mental health conditions, according to an event organizer, Bridget Kiely, administrator of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, Inc. services in northern Illinois

Co-sponsored by TASC, Recovery Rally on the Rock is part of Recovery Month, a national observance led by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The observance raises awareness of mental and substance use disorders, celebrates individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

“It is important that the momentum we’ve established at these events is carried over to tomorrow, and the next day, week, and year,” said Kiely. “We all have the potential to make a difference. The reality is that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.”

The 2013 rally will take place at the Trolley State near the Riverview Icehouse. It is a free, family-friendly event that will include music and inspiring words from local community members.  A wide range of community resources also will be offered.

In addition to TASC, sponsors of the 5th Annual Recovery Rally on the Rock include Culver’s, the Rockford Park District, Rosecrance, Remedies, and Heartland Community Church’s Celebrate Recovery Program.

For more information about TASC or the Recovery Rally, contact Kate Craig at 815-965-1106 or email kcraig@tasc.org.

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