Getting Started

Join the Adventure

It is simple – we like it that way!

1. Choose to Bike, Run, or Walk. No, you don’t have to form a committee. Just go with what you enjoy doing the most. Let “FUN” be your guide!

2. Set your distance goal. (Example – I am going to walk 50 miles over 14 day. That is only about 3 ½ miles per day!) By having a goal, people will be able to cheer you on.

And, your friends and family will probably want to help you “go the distance.” They won’t let you give up! (Hint: The bigger the distance goal the more help and encouragement you will likely receive!)

3. Ask friends and family to sponsor you. (Example – you can ask for them to sponsor you per mile or for a flat amount once you have accomplished your goal.) Let all your friends and family members know what your goal is and how much money you plan to raise.

Be sure to tell them that you are trying to prevent kids from getting trapped in a destructive lifestyle of addiction. It is likely that people you know may have experienced a situation involving a friend or loved one who has dealt with addiction.

Show people grace who are unable to financially support you. Not everyone will be able to help you, and that is okay! It is okay to ask them to tell their friends about your goals. It is possible that people they know may want to help you. You just never know unless you politely and enthusiastically ask.

4. Go do it. (Hint – Ask your friends to go with you. Better yet, ask them to register and try to raise awareness and funds together.)

Show your progress on your social media site(s) as you are doing it! Just keep it simple.

5. Report the amount of funds raised to FOCAS Not Later than the end of the business day on November 2, and be sure that the funds are sent to FOCAS, PO Box 5099, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45205 not later than Nov. 2. The Donate Tab will explain how to actually collect the money people give to you or pledge.

Virtual Entry - Early Registration Is Open Now

 

Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2020

 

» $20 registration (through 10/31 at 11:59 PM EST)

 

Youth Resiliency Adventure is focused on raising capital to fund addiction prevention programs targeting At-Risk Youth and Young Adults in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State area. It is a proactive approach in the community’s efforts to engage, head on, the challenging factors of addiction. Our Goal is to raise $75,000 in the month of October. October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, an observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse.  

 

Why should I register?

Addiction kills and destroys families – especially youth! It is no respecter of one’s age, background, race, or neighborhood.

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, nearly half - 46 percent - of U.S. adults have a close friend or family member who's dealing with drug addiction.

Most of us know, or know of, someone who has been hurt by some form of addiction. Perhaps it involves someone in your family? The pain is real and at times – devastating.

Your commitment to the Youth Resiliency Adventure lets us work together in our community. Our combined effort will create or enhance programs in preventing youth addiction.

Together, we can make a difference in the Tri-State and the country.

A Rewarding Challenge

We understand that you will receive personal satisfaction as your reward for participating in the Youth Resiliency Adventure.

Every dollar spent on addiction recovery, for example, results in a savings of up to $7, in terms of reduced crime and judicial costs. When you factor in healthcare, the savings-to-costs ration becomes 12 to 1.

For that we are very grateful. However, we thought it would be fun to add the potential for additional rewards should you be so motivated.

It is our hope and prayers that you have a safe and enjoyable YRA experience as you strive to make a difference in the lives of the youth whom we serve.

Participants (youth up to age 18 and adults) will be eligible to win the following prizes:

The youth who raises the most funds will receive a $1,000 savings bond. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the most distance.

Walking for the furthest distance youth prize is urbeats3.

Walking for the furthest distance adult prize is JBL Harmon Bluetooth Earbuds.

Running furthest distance youth prize is a FitBit Versa Lite Edition.

Running for the furthest distance adult prize is a Garmin Vivio Smart HR.

Biking for the furthest distance youth prize is a Fuji Red Ace 650 Bike.

Biking for the furthest distance adult prize is a Fuji Candy Apple Red Finest Bike.

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined by the most amount of money raised.

Please note: The images above are representations of the prizes offered.

Where will the money I raise go?

Great question! The goal of the Youth Resiliency Adventure is to raise funds to go towards FOCAS’ efforts and activities to prevent addiction. It’s that simple!

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the financial costs of substance abuse are staggering – more $600 BILLION annually, in terms of healthcare, crime, incarceration, and lost productivity.

The institute also reports that investing in substance abuse treatment programs is the best way to cut those costs. Every dollar spent on addiction recovery results in a savings of up to $7, in terms of reduced crime and judicial costs. When you factor in healthcare, the savings-to-costs ration becomes 12 to 1.

Focused on raising capital to fund addiction prevention programs targeting at-risk youth and young adults in the greater Cincinnati Tri - State area.
Email: info@lordsgymministries.org
Phone: 513-621-5300

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