Upcoming Strides for Sobriety Events
Fall Equinox 108 Sun Salute Fundraiser
On Sept. 22 from 7-9 pm, Dublin Nutrition Club will host a Fall Equinox 108 Sun Salute fundraiser benefiting Strides for Sobriety. Lead by local yoga teacher Kimberly Kayler, the event will last about two hours. No yoga experience is necessary and there will be plenty of breaks and options if 108 seems overwhelming! Come and support this worthy organization that helps ensure counseling is funded for Dublin teens.
Yogis around the globe engage in 108 Sun Salutations (or Surya Namaskar – a sequence of eight postures) during the changing of the seasons – the spring and fall equinox and the summer and winter solstice. Although there is a long list of explanations about the significance of the number 108, ranging from scientific and mathematic to spiritual and historic, one fun explanation is that we are all given enough breath to last 108 years, so it is up to us to use that breath wisely.
All funds raised by the event will be used to further Stride for Sobriety’s mission – to provide troubled teens with more options and funding on their path to sober living.
Annual 5K and Tot Trot Benefiting Strides for Sobriety Scheduled for April 15 in Dublin
The Strides for Sobriety organization is hosting a 5K run Sunday April 15th in Dublin to benefit trouble teenagers in the Central Ohio community who seek recovery and rehabilitation.
With a 10 a.m. start time, this year’s event will start at the Karrer MIddle School football field (located at 7245 Tully more Drive). The run/walk will take participants through a scenic route on the Dublin trail system.
Strides for Sobriety was founded in response to the fact that more young people are becoming victims of addiction, but are not readily offered recovery alternatives due to the expense of treatment. Co-founders Ramona Penland-Coyle and Laurie Penland saw first-hand the strain addiction puts on families, not only emotionally, but financially as well.
“Our run is meant to encourage youth, families and our community to participate in an event that supports a healthy lifestyle without the use of alcohol or other drugs,” says Penland. “We will use the profits from this event to help fund treatment for kids who need a chance at sobriety, to provide skills for coping and learn skills to remain clean.”
The cost for the timed (chip) race is $35 and $30 for the non-timed registration. All profits will go directly to support a teen dealing with addiction. Those choosing not to run/walk may choose to sponsor another racer or make a donation on the registration site, found here (http://www.columbusrunning.com/RunEvent/RunEvents). Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Contact Penland-Coyle at 614-506-5377 for more information.