2nd Annual

Mike Johnson Memorial Walk for Recovery

SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

More shall be revealed...


Thanks Everyone,

Words can't describe the gratitude we have for everyone that showed up, volunteered, performed, spoke, donated, served, cheered, zumba-ed, protected, displayed, walked and revealed what a great community Kansas City is!!



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Washington Square Park
Kansas City, Missouri
Welcome - 8:00 am sponsor button
Walk - 9:30 am
Festival - 10:45 - 1:00

Free to Walk
$10.00 Donations Welcome -
includes event t-shirt & goody bag

It is our great pleasure to announce:

gil kerlikowske


Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
as our keynote speaker!

Director Kerlikowski will speak at 9:00 am

Live Music Featuring Real Butter Pancake Band!

Find out more!!

For the first time, the Kansas City area will be hosting an event to raise community awareness of the disease of addiction. On September 18, 2010 an Inaugural Event celebrating the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month will be held in Washington Square Park (Pershing and Grand). The name of this event is The Mike Johnson Memorial Walk for Recovery. The event includes a 5k walk through the historic Union Station, the Jazz District and Crossroads Art District of Kansas City beginning at 8:00 am followed by entertainment, activities and speakers in Washington Square Park from 10:30 – 12:00 noon.

Our goal is to spread the word that addiction is treatable, recovery is possible and communities can heal. Please come and join hundreds of recovering people, their families, along with those whom have dedicated their lives to working in the field of addiction and all others in the community to celebrate National Recovery Month by participating in the Mike Johnson Memorial Walk for Recovery!

Recovery Month provides a platform to celebrate people in recovery and those who serve them. Each September, thousands of recovering people around the country celebrate their successes and share them with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues in an effort to educate the public about treatment and recovery, how it works, for whom, and why. Recovery Month also serves to educate the public on substance abuse as a national health crisis, that addiction is a treatable disease, and that recovery is possible. Recovery Month highlights the benefits of treatment for not only the affected individual, but for their family, friends, workplace, and society as a whole. Educating the public reduces the stigma associated with addiction and treatment. Accurate knowledge of the disease helps people to understand the importance of supporting treatment programs, those who work within the treatment field, and those in need of treatment.

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First Call, NCADD

Faces & Voices of Recovery

Missouri Recovery Network

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