Memorial Hermann PaRC 10th Annual Ride for Recovery will celebrate National Recovery Month
Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) will hold its 10th
Annual Ride for Recovery on Sunday, Sept. 13. The organized motorcycle ride,
which covers nearly 100 miles of scenic roadway, is held in recognition of National Recovery Month and donates
all proceeds to local addiction treatment facilities.
The Ride for Recovery is also a way
of educating the community about addiction and removing some of the shame and
stigma attached to the disease, according to Jane Barnes, MBA, LCDC, CRPS,
Associate Vice President of Operations at PaRC, and one of the event’s founders
“We often hear the negative
stories about alcoholism and drug abuse, but there are a lot of positive
stories of redemption and recovery,” Barnes said. “Houston has a huge community
of people in recovery who have turned their lives around.”
A first of its kind in the
Houston area, the Ride for Recovery has raised more than $75,000 in support for
local recovery programs and operations since it began. The event is organized
by PaRC and the PaRC Alumni Association, and has been attended by as many as
100 motorcyclists and non-bikers, who are also invited to show their support.
This year, the goal is to raise
$25,000 for The Men’s Center and Way
Out Women’s Center of Pasadena, which reach out to those who suffer from
alcoholism and addiction.
The Ride begins at PaRC, located
at 3043 Gessner (3 miles north of I-10 and 1 mile east of Beltway 8, between
Kempwood and Clay on Gessner) at 9 a.m. and will take riders through parts of
Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.
and the riders will be greeted with barbecue, live music and door prizes upon
their return to PaRC at noon.
Sponsorship packages for the
event are still available. Registration prior to the event is $30 per person
and $50 per couple. Same-day registration is $35 per person and $60 per couple.
Riders and attendees can register
at www.rideforrecovery.com. Those who are unable to attend the event but
wish to make a contribution can do so online or by phone the PaRC at
713-329-7272. Potential sponsors should call Barnes at 713-329-7555.