H2O'S 1ST ANNUAL STOMP OUT HEROIN 5K RUN/WALK - REMEMBERING LOVED ONES

STOMP OUT HEROIN NOW!

APRIL, 16 2016

MORE THAN A 5K

   This day was so special and many came together to know that they were not alone in the heroin epidemic.  1st Place runner was Jim Handermann who ran for his 27 year old son who is battling addiction. Jim shared that he almost lost his son 5 times to heroin.  So it was definitely more than a race for him.  Jim's time was 19:49.    2nd Place was Justin Wagner who wore a huge pin of a picture of his loved one on his shirt.  3rd Place was Julia Guard who was running for her coworker, Jake Sefton, whom died last year to an overdose.  As the runners crossed the line they were eager to share their stories of who they were running for.   Sarah Beale crossed the line pushing her young daughter in a stroller.  She was running for her dad, brother and mom.  Her mother is in recovery and she is hoping for her dad and brother soon to get better.  She had much reason to be here.  All these stories are shared to make awareness of how bad the epidemic is and to help others to come forward and not be ashamed of this disease.  Families were there representing their loved ones who were beautiful, loving, smart and talented people, and they were not ashamed.    Heroin addiction is a disease.  The real shame about this disease is that society fails to see it that way causing the epidemic to be worse.  

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS

JACOUSTICS (BAND)  
SCC INSTRUMENTS
BREUWER PLUMBING
SNOW LODGE 193 MASONS
JUNGLE JIMS (Vicki Lape)
DOONEY AND BOURKE (Becky & Ellie Betsch)
MAGNOLIA and VINE JEWELRY (Julie Zecchini)
P&G ITEMS (Jessica Merkhofer)
BOB SUMMERAL TIRE (Jim Plogman)
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE (Holly Price)
TOM'S MARATHON (Harrison)
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL NURSES
AARON PERRY MEMORIAL FUND

AND THE SPEAKERS
Tyler Schmidt
Jacquelin Hammons
Colleen Perry
Britt Hensley (Preacher)
Rosanne Moore (City of Refuge)