Walk for a good cause on June 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 61 Parker Ave in Poughkeepsie when the Single Purpose Sober Club holds its annual Walk for Recovery. According to Michael Regan of the Single Purpose Sober Club, it is “a nonprofit organization which provides a safe space for recovering people. The purpose of this year’s walk is to bring awareness to the community and anyone [they] can about the seriousness of the epidemic of addiction.
“[We] know how serious it is because we see it every day,” Regan continues. “People don’t realize how many people actually die from overdose over the course of time, but we are trying to bring awareness [to] what people can do if they have a loved one or someone important to them has an addiction and just try to help them in every way we can.”
The Single Purpose Sober Club hosts many events, according to Regan, and encourages donations and financial support. “We’re still moving along well, little by little, and we just need people to get out there and show themselves and hopefully make a donation if at all possible to the club, so we can continue,” he says.
The Single Purpose Sober Club also hosts plenty of lighthearted and family-friendly activities. “We have a couple of picnics a year, we have outings to baseball games, we have a Christmas party and dance, things of that nature,” says Regan. “We can use the money to help promote these things and set them up.”
The Walk for Recovery will be held at 61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie on June 10. Single Purpose Sober Club explains that the walk is more specifically located at the eastern plaza of the Walkway over the Hudson Walk the Walk.