While recovery from addiction is a reality, over 350 Americans die from alcohol or drugs each day - some 135,000 people every year - more than the number who die from either homicides or motor vehicle accidents. Another 22 million Americans are still suffering from addiction and the majority never receive any help.
Regardless of the paths people have chosen to achieve recovery, their lives and the lives of their families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and communities are vastly improved as a result. They are the living proof that there are real solutions to the devastation of addiction.
This year's Walk/Run with the Angels is dedicated to honoring those in recovery as well as the angels we have lost to the disease of addiction. We are raising funds that will be used to assist individuals who are ready to change their lives by entering treatment, and 100% of the proceeds will be used to assist families, which includes scholarships, medical assistance, housing assistance, educational programs and community awareness.
It's time to get those running shoes out and start organizing your fundraising teams for this year's Walk/Run with the Angels 2017! Let's work together to make this years Walk/Run with the Angels the biggest and most memorable yet. Thank you in advance for continuing to support our efforts in assisting families and individuals seek help in battling the disease of addiction.
City of Angels NJ , Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2009. In 2017, COA assisted over 550 people and worked with more than 600 families, all at no charge. Aware of an increased need, COA paid for young people to receive medical care, enter sober living and/or begin long term treatment for addiction. Without this support, many would not be in recovery today.