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RECOVERY DAY Toronto Set To Celebrate
"SOBER IN THE 6IX"

LIVELY EVENT TO BUILD AWARENESS, CHALLENGE STIGMA, AND CELEBRATE RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION

Monday, September 12, 2016 - Toronto - Recovery Day returns to Toronto this September to put a face and a voice to recovery and show those who still suffer from addiction that recovery is possible. The day's celebrations will include music, performances and stories of people in recovery, all under the thematic banner of Sober in the 6ix.

Now in its fourth year, Recovery Day Toronto is part of a burgeoning recovery advocacy movement being organized at the local, provincial and national levels. The idea is to share success stories, so those who still suffer can see that recovery is possible. Toronto is one of 30 cities across Canada that will be rallying and celebrating throughout the month of September to build awareness, challenge societal stigma and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of millions of Canadians.

"Together, through our stories, we demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction," said Annie McCullough, co-founder of Recovery Day and its parent organization, Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) Canada.

Toronto's Annual Recovery Day takes place at Mel Lastman Square on SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 FROM NOON- 3:00 PM. The event is being accompanied by an official proclamation by the Mayor, recognizing Recovery Day in the City. The celebration will include medical expert speakers, celebratory messages, personal stories of recovery musical performances, entertainment, children's activities and dozens of booths representing Toronto recovery support services.

"Recovery Day is an opportunity for individuals in recovery, as well as their families, friends and allies, to come forward and share publicly about how the gift recovery has impacted their lives," said McCullough. "It is the message of hope that defines us."

VOLUNTEERS WANTED
To find out how you can get involved on Recovery Day contact RDTorontoVolunteers@gmail.com

Mel Lastman Square - September 18, 2016. Noon - 3:00 PM


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