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2015 September - Growing up IS hard to do…The issues young people face while growing up have not changed in decades: social awkwardness, popularity, “not fitting in”, etc. The legal and illegal solutions they seek to “fit in” have not changed either: alcohol, marijuana, and in recent years Heroin has single handedly destroyed thousands of lives. Like every thing else in our society, the Internet and social media have helped to exacerbate these issues and the numbers of young people at risk for enduring drug and alcohol addictions and suicide has risen dramatically nationwide, and particularly in New Jersey.
Two devastating and painfully obvious circumstances that hit home everyday are the corrosive effects of drug and alcohol abuse in our young people and the devastation that families experience as a result. Day after day each of these circumstances creep into the lives of American families everywhere leaving pain, anguish, compromised lives and death on our doorstep.
In an effort to change the lives of those locally affected, Right Your Life, Corp. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization co-founded by 3 women will host its 1st Annual “WOOD U? WALK FOR RECOVERY.” The event will raise money to help the WOOD U? Project, a Right Your Life initiative, raise the capital it needs to “Open The Doors” to its first program. The WOOD U? Project, a “project workshop” for at risk youth and young adults working hard to remain in recovery.
The 2 mile Sidewalk Stroll around the town of Matawan, beginning and ending at Terhune Park (located at the corner of Main Street, South Street and Broad Street across from the Matawan Community Center. Parking will be available there. Justin and Alina a popular Justin and Alina are a brother and sister pop duo hailing from Central New Jersey. Their musical journey began with one simple purpose -- to leave their listeners feeling uplifted. They will be playing music from 10:30 to 2:00
Additionally, a light picnic lunch including sandwiches and hot dogs will be available following the walk. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. The highlight of the event will be a Cornhole Tournament with cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. The cash prize amounts will depend on the number of participants.
Participants are encouraged to register online at www.RunSignUp.org (Search WOOD U WALK FOR RECOVERY) or on our website www.RightYourLife.org. The first 50 pre-registrants will receive a T-shirt . Event Registration the 12th will begin at 8:30 a.m.. The cost is $25 For the Walk & Picnic, Kids under 15 years are only 15.00. An additional $10.00 if you are participating in the Cornhole Contest.
For more information contact Race Event Director Director Kathleen Loures at (732) 673- 6975 or at Kathleen@RightYourLife.org
“Drug and alcohol abuse destroys everything in the path of living a physical and emotional healthy life and too often it begins in our young people”, said Kathleen Loures, co-founder of Right Your Life. “Everyone knows Somebody suffering, it’s no secret and shouldn’t be. The voice of those suffering from this disease needs to be heard and the local communities need to be involved for proper recovery” We want our message of hope to reach every child, parent & community within our reach. The event will have have information about the WOOD U? Project and Families Against Addiction will also be joining us that day.
WOOD U? WALK FOR RECOVERY
Terhune Park, Matawan, NJ (Main Street/Broad Street & South Street
8:30 AM – Registration Opens
9:45 AM - Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM - Walk Begins
Registration $25.00 - Group Rates Available
Cornhole Tournament Registration add $10.00
Student Registration: $25.00 (includes Cornhole)
Tee shirts guaranteed to 50 online pre-registered participants
Light Picnic Lunch & Beverages
2016 4th QTR - RIGHT YOUR LIFE RECEIVES ALL APPROVALS FOR "WOOD U? PROJECT, A Project Workshop & Community Recovery Center to operate in Matawan.
NEWS UPDATES & PRESS RELEASES
2017 2ND QTR - JUNE 1, 2017, RIGHT YOUR LIFE'S COMMUNITY ACTION FIGURES HOST "MARC MERO" FOR THE 1st ANNUAL YOUTH & FAMILY COMMUNITY NIGHT AT MATAWAN HIGH SCHOOL.
2016 3RD QTR - Right Your Life invited local restaurants to participate in their first annual “Restaurants For Recovery” during the month of September which is “National Recovery Month”. It is a national day of observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use, treatment and mental health services can enable those individuals and families with a mental health and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. This observance is growing fast due to widespread drug use and the Heroin Epidemic affecting many individuals, families and communities throughout our state and nation. Restaurant support help us to keep the conversation going in a positive direction, build awareness in an effort to reduce the stigma and shame associated with substance use disease.
2018 1ST QTR - K.E.Y.S ACADEMY OFFICIALLY OPENS THE DOORS TO STUDENTS JANUARY 2, 2018 AT BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - LINCROFT CAMPUS.
2017 3RD QTR - RIGHT YOUR LIFE & MATAWAN ABERDEEN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCE THEIR FORMATION OF THE RECOVERY HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP TO LAUNCH KEYS ACADEMY RECOVERY HIGH SCHOOL IN MONMOUTH COUNTY. BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES KEYS ACADEMY WILL BE LOCATED ON THE LINCROFT CAMPUS OF BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2016 1ST QTR - RIGHT YOUR LIFE JOINS THE MATAWAN - ABERDEEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2018 1ST QTR - K.E.Y.S ACADEMY RIBBON CUTTING - January 11, 2018 10:00 AM - BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - LINCROFT CAMPUS.
2015 3RD QTR - RIGHT YOUR LIFE SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATES WITH THE MATAWAN FIRST AID SQUAD TO SECURE THE USE OF A A BUILDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WOOD U? PROJECT.
Right Your Life & Bayshore EMS, formally Matawan First Aid Squad, came to terms to renovate an existing 1200 square foot building on their property located on Little Street in Matawan. The agreement will remain in place for several years with the opportunity to renew the leased space.
The Wood U? Project, A Project Workshop & Community Recovery Center will take time to develop and renovate. Community businesses have come together to donate time and materials to bring this program to life. www.RightYourLife.org
2017 1ST QTR - RIGHT YOUR LIFE HOSTS COMMUNITY "OPEN HOUSE" AT THE WOOD U? PROJECT, A WORKSHOP PROJECT & COMMUNITY RECOVERY CENTER LOCATED IN MATAWAN, MONMOUTH COUNTY. PROGRAMS INCLUDE FAMILY FIRST RECOVERY COACHING & SIBLINGS COUNT GROUPS INCORPORATING ART WORKSHOPS THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO BE INTEGRATED WITH VARIOUS TOPICS AFFECTING THOSE WORKING HARD TO COMMIT TO THEIR RECOVERY.
BY DAY...THE WOOD U? PROJECT WILL BE OFFERING A PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN PLACED ON "OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION". FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT KATHLEEN@RIGHTYOURLIFE.ORG
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2015 October - RIGHT YOUR LIFE RAISES AWARENESS & FUNDS TO HELP OFFSET THE COSTLY EXPENSE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY FOR AT RISK YOUTH
Right Your Life will host its 6 th Annual “RUNNING TO REBUILD 5K Run/Walk” on Sunday, October 18th at Manalapan Park & Recreation.
The event will raise awareness and funds to help offset the costly expense of at-risk youth seeking recovery from alcohol and/or drug abuse. The mission of the organization is to promote physical and emotional healthy lifestyles.
Online Team Registrations, Fundraising Opportunities and a Virtual Run/Walk will be available this year. Participants can register online at www.RunSignUp.com, at www.RightYourLife.org or in person on race day, beginning at 8:30 a.m.. Registration is $25, student registration is $15 and group rates are available. Opening ceremony starts at 9:15 and race begins at 9:30, walkers to follow.
Long sleeve T-shirts will be provided to all pre-registrants. Race-day registrants will receive T-shirts while supplies last. Breakfast, snacks, prizes and awards in all age categories will be provided. Two participants will receive a round-trip airline ticket compliments of JetBlue. Addiction Resources will be available and vendors and non-profit organizations with similar missions are welcome. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Enjoy the sounds of Diamond DJ’s during your run and experience uplifting and original tunes of Justin and Alina while Freehold Area Running Club tallies the runners times.
The co-founders welcome an opportunity to set up information tables at middle schools and high schools around the county and will award a $500 Right Your Life Scholarship to the High School that registers the most participants.
Your donations are tax deductible and can be made online at RunSignUp.com – Search Running To Rebuild 5K Run/Walk. For more information, contact Kathleen Loures at (732) 673-6975 or at Kathleen@RightYourLife.org.