Make Moves to Impact Youth Addiction

What is Youth Resiliency Adventure?

This is a virtual athletic event for youth and adults held throughout the month of October, which is also Substance Abuse Awareness Month. The event is also organized by Foundation of Compassionate American Samaritans (FOCAS).*

 

What do I do?

1. Register here. Pay $21 and commit to walk, run or bike as many miles you desire at your leisure, where ever you wish, Oct 1-30.

 

2. Recruit friends, family, and peers to join you. Share your journey and promote the adventure on your social media using and #YRAdventure2nAddiction.

3. Ask friends, family and peers to support you in your adventure to end addiction. Ask them to sponsor you with either a flat donation or a set amount per mile you cover (ie. $1 per mile; $5 per mile)

4.Track your miles electronically with 

5. When you’ve met your goal or gone above and beyond that goal, report the funds, by Nov 2, you’ve raised to:

FOCAS

PO Box 5099

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45205

Send the report no later than Nov. 2. The DONATE tab explains how to collect the money your sponsors give to you or pledge!

 

Are there prizes?

Participants (both youths up to 18 years old and adults) are eligible to win the following fun prizes as a token of appreciation for their participation.

 

Youth Prizes

  • The youth who raises the most funds will receive a $1000 savings bond.In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by who went the greatest distance.

  • The youth who walks the greatest distance wins a pair of urbeats3.

  • The youth that runs the greatest distance wins aFitBit Versa Lite Edition.

  • The youth who bikes the greatest distance wins a Fuji Red Ace 650 Bike.

 

Adult Prizes

  • The adult who walks the greatest distance wins a pair ofJBL Harmon Bluetooth Earbuds.

·  The adult who runs the greatest distance wins a Garmin Vivio Smart HR.

·  The adult who bikes the greatest distance wins a Fuji Candy Apple Red Finest Bike.

 

NOTE: In the event of a tie for distance in any of the three categories, the prize will go to the participant who raised the most money. Please note that the images of the prizes above are representations of the prizes offered.

 

Who am I helping?

The purpose of theYouth Resiliency Adventure is to raise funds for FOCAS’s efforts in preventing youth addiction. Addiction often starts at an early age. FOCAS’ friend Britni, for example, took her first drink of alcohol at age 16.

“Everything went downhill from there,” she says. “I started to use harder drugs. I was looking for a way out all the trauma that I’ve been through in my life. I felt so alone.”

Her life spiraled out of control.

“I started mess with older guys trying to find someone to love me because I couldn’t find a love at home eventually, I was out on the streets.”

Wrapped up in addiction she eventually lost her kids. She lost everything.

“I was so bad on drugs running around midnight until dawn,” she said.

The FOCAS ministry team spent years building trust and speaking life over Britni.

About two years ago Britni showed up at the Family Activity Center (LINK TO MISSION PAGE) in Price Hill and said: “I’m ready.”

She entered a recovery program and has been clean for more than two years.

Perhaps, if she had had access to addiction prevent programs at an early age, Britni’s life experiences would have been different.

The money raised by your efforts for the Youth Resiliency Adventure in October will change the lives of so many young people like Britni now, before the path of destruction begins.

Lives will change. The community will change. Dare we say the nation will change.

 

What is the impact of drug addiction on the community?

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the financial toll of substance abuse exceeds $600 billion each year. This number includes healthcare, crime, incarceration, and lost productivity. The institute also points out that the best way to cut those staggering costs is with substance abuse treatment and prevention. For each dollar spent toward this, up to $7 is saved in terms of reduced crime and judicial costs.

 

 

NOTE: You must be a lawful U.S. citizen and 18 or over. Those under 18, must receive and present the express written approval from a parent or legal guardian. See waiver on registration site.

 

* We also do business as Lord’s Gym Ministries in The Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area.

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@LordsGymMnistries.org
Phone: 513-621-5300

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