END HEROIN BHAM is a community event hosted by the Addiction Prevention Coalition. Started in 2017, the walk was created to spread awareness about the drug epidemic and create a sense of solidarity for those struggling through it. This solidarity is just one way to reduce the stigma around addiction and one of the first steps in getting people the help they need.

The walks were previously hosted in scenic Railroad Park. Each year, friends and family registered as teams and individuals show up to give support and encouragement. The event in non-competitive, meaning attendees can walk as much as they want. With guest speakers, food trucks, and music, EHB is a fun event that plays an important role in the betterment of the community.

RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Over 3500 people walked in February of 2017. In 2018, that number grew to over 4000! With a fourth event planned for February 2020, we hope to keep attendance growing!

The success of the walk has spread to other cities as well. There is now a similar event hosted in Huntsville, AL. Go to Not One More Alabama’s Website for more details.

We are excited to announce that we reached our goal! We exceeded our $30,000 goal to help the city fight addiction and opioid abuse. A portion of those funds is currently being used as scholarships for those who wish to enter Substance Abuse Treatment but do not have resources. We could not have reached this great achievement without you, the community, for showing up when it counted! If you would like to continue to help, click HERE to ‘Join the Coalition’ and stay in touch with all the APC events and volunteer opportunities.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

Options for participation:

  • Register as Individual Walker (T-shirt and ‘I am Walking for’ Lanyard included.)
  • $25 for Online Registration before event
  • $30 for Day of Registration
  • If you would like to walk but do not want a T-shirt or Lanyard, you can walk FREE and there is no need to register.