Lake Havasu City is one of at least three cities in Mohave County to unite Wednesday to make a stand — and walk away from drugs.
The Young Adult Development Association of Havasu, or YADAH, is inviting the community to join them about 15 minutes before 5 p.m. at Wheeler Park, near the Kmart Plaza, for the organization’s Walk Away From Drugs event.
“We want a unified front to our community that there is a substance abuse issue,” said event coordinator Patty Jacques.
The event ends at London Bridge Beach Park after the 30 minute walk. At the park, information booths will be set up featuring service clubs and positive alternative activities local youth can engage in.
Jacques said she first participated in the walk four years ago holding a sign that said ‘eight days clean and proud.’ She said she has remained sober.
“Recovery can happen,” she said.
The event lasts until 8 p.m. and the latter part includes food, entertainment and keynote speaker Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen.
Six years ago, 30 walkers showed during the event’s debut. Last year, 200 people walked. Wednesday, similar events in Kingman and Bullhead City are set to take place.
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