FIRST ANNUAL WALK for RECOVERY
Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Staff, Board and all of our volunteers would like to thank everyone that participated in our 1st Annual Walk for Recovery. Our success was the result of the direct support and participation of the local community. The Prairie Center's mission is to provide the highest quality of prevention, intervention and treatment services for alcoholism and chemical dependency. One of our most important goals is to promote and put a face on the recovery process through advocacy, education, prevention and service.
Special thanks goes out to Dave Benton from WCIA who emceed the our welcoming ceremony. State Representative Naomi Jakobsson and Champaign City Council Member Karen Foster were in attendance and made comments on the impact that The Prairie Center has on our community.
Walk for Recovery sponsors provided numerous contributions that were included in the participant raffle that followed the event ceremony. Illinois American Water provided water bottles and chilled water and, at just the right moment, lunch was provided by Hendrick House.
A highlight of the walk was the raffle to win a car. Everyone that participated in the walk was given a raffle ticket as part of their registration. All you had to do was participate in the walk and you had a chance to win a car that was donated by O'Brien Auto Park. Entertainment during the walk was provided by Melvin Likins and Mixin Crew.
It is always difficult to ask others for their help. At The Prairie Center, we find ourselves not only helping others who have asked for our help with their struggle to recovery, but also asking others to give their support in furthering our mission.
Action Inflatables Illinois American Water Hendrick House
Allied Waste Christie Clinic
Christie Foundation Danville Family YMCA Kemper Industrial
Mental Health Center of Champaign County
Parkland College Foundation Prairie Production Group
Prairie Center Administrative Team Lincoln Square
Blossom Basket Blue Needles Golf Course Body n Sole Body Works
Champaign Country Club Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Esquire
Farren's Flat Top Grill Hickory River Hooters Kirby Firestone
LePeep Meijer's-Champaign Meijer's-Urbana Noodles
Patty Rudicil Rick Orr Florist Spritz Jewelers Stocks Furniture
Texas Roadhouse University of Illinois Men's Basketball
University of Illinois Football University of Illinois Golf
Wal-Mart on North Prospect Za's