Regional substance abuse prevention agency hosts walkathon

Preston – The Southeastern Regional Action Council will hold its second annual “We All Share” walkathon Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Preston Veterans Memorial School, from 4 to 7:00 p.m. on the walking track.

This is a family friendly event open to the public with snacks and refreshments. There will also be a local DJ will play as participants walk the track. As participants complete laps around the track they will collect and read stories written by youth in southeastern Connecticut expressing how their lives has been affected by drugs and alcohol and why they choose to stay drug free.

The event was first held and created by the Norwich Youth and Family Services Teen Leadership Council in the spring of 2011. Teens organized and planned the walk as part of their service learning project.

SERAC is a non-profit organization that assists prevention efforts in 20 towns in southeastern Connecticut and aims to reduce substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. For information about the organizations or the walkathon, contact the office at (860) 848-2800.


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