Friday, March 22, 2019
6:00PM + 7:30PM Workouts
All proceeds raised at this event will be donated to…
Since founded in 2011 by former professional basketball player Chris Herren, The Herren Project has helped thousands of individuals and their families with treatment navigation and family support services as well as brought awareness to substance use prevention.
This is a national crisis and a local epidemic.
Addiction has become the single greatest family health issue facing us today. More people now die from accidental drug overdoses than car crashes and guns combined - and the rates are only worsening.
A Letter From Member
The Chris Herren Project is very personal to me. I first heard Chris Herren’s story when I was in rehab for what, God willing, will be my last time. Chris suffered many losses and his story truly breaks the stigma of addiction. Having suffered many of these same consequences, I received a lot of hope from his story and also for how he turned his struggles into a cause and a purpose.
Chris has found a far greater purpose then he ever did on the basketball court, and it has inspired my purpose today – to spread a message of hope and recovery. The Herren Project offers a chance at recovery to so many while also bringing a message of hope to our youth, TO BE YOU. This is extremely difficult, especially in high school under all of the peer pressures that face our children. Many of these kids will sadly find their refuge in substances. This is where my own personal downfall began and today I want to help people know that it is ok to feel, by being as transparent as possible. I was lucky enough to have yet one more chance at recovery and I want to make the most of that.
Addiction and substance abuse does not discriminate and most of our families are affected by it in some way, many right here in our Train for Life community. Today I am proud to say I have over 2 years of continuous sobriety. I am a full-time father, full-time employee in the field of addiction and an active member of society. I could not have done this or continue to live this way without the never-ending support of organizations like The Herren Project.
This year I will run the BAA 5K and The New York City Marathon all in the name of prevention and recovery as a part of Team Herren Project. I am so grateful for the opportunity to spread awareness and hope, and I need all the help that I can get! I look forward to a fun night at this Glow in the Dark Event, and many more days training with you all. Your support means so much to me, and so many others.
- Pat Shaughnessy