The East Providence Prevention Coalition will participate in the Rally 4 Recovery in Providence in about three weeks.
Jennifer Wall, the executive director of the local prevention coalition, said the recovery rally takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2 pm till until midnight at the Roger Williams National Memorial, located at the intersection of 282 North Main and Canal streets. It is expected to attract thousands of participants from drug-abuse prevention coalitions statewide.
Some event highlights include live music, food, entertainment, inspirational speakers, information tables and giveaways, face painting, children’s crafts, a reptile show, balloons, bouncy houses, children and adult rides, a rock wall, a recovery quilt display, recovery tree dedications, a luminaria candle procession, and a full Waterfire, said Wall.
All activities will take place in the afternoon and early evening, with the procession beginning at 7 pm with a Waterfire to follow, she said.
The event is free, family focused and child friendly and open to the public, said Wall.
"The rally’s goal is to reduce the negative perceptions associated with substance abuse addiction recovery," Wall sad. "Fundamental to shifting these negative perceptions is the development of recovery friendly communities in which persons wanting to maintain their recovery are provided with recovery supports.
"It is a community building effort, seeking to strengthen the bonds among people in recovery, their family members, friends and allies," Wall said.
For more information on the event, click here or contact RICARES at Marie Waldeck at 401-475-2960.