Many thanks to all who supported our Virtual Walkathon to benefit the Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program!
We hope to hold an in-person Walkathon in 2022. Please check back in 2022!
HealthFirst’s Heart & Sole Walkathon to Benefit the Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program has been converted to a virtual event.
Complete your own race, at your own pace.
Due to the recent developments regarding Covid-19 and our concern for the health and safety of our patients, staff and members of the community, we have decided to convert our Walkathon to a virtual event. We hope that you will still consider participating and assure you that the proceeds from the Walkathon will be used to support HealthFirst’s Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program.
Dr. Heidi Peterson was interviewed by FRC Media regarding our Virtual Walkathon to benefit the Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program. Please follow this link to view the story and interview on the FRC Media website: http://frmedia.org/opioid-and-alcohol-recovery-program-focus-of-walkathon-at-healthfirst/
Many thanks to Dr. Peterson for her assistance in promoting the Walk and the Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program. We think she did a fantastic job!
What is a Virtual Walkathon?
Everyone, everywhere can participate in HealthFirst’s Heart & Sole Walkathon to support the Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program! A virtual walkathon is a walk that can be completed whenever you want and wherever you are. Usually, a timeframe is designated during which you can complete the walk. The walk does not have to be completed all at one time or on a particular day. It can be completed over the course of several days during the designated timeframe.
You can walk from any location you choose – on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill (at home or in the gym) or on the track. You can also complete your miles while walking your dog or while you’re in the process of taking your daily walk. You get to complete your own race, at your own pace.
Because opioid and alcohol addiction is a global issue, you may also want to create a team of friends and relatives who will complete the walk from wherever in the world they are located during this timeframe, as a symbolic way of showing support for our program. Registration fee is $10. Please follow this link to register online
What happens after I/we register for HealthFirst’s Virtual Walkathon?
Once you and each member of your team have registered, you’ll receive a t-shirt in the mail to wear during the Walkathon (along with some other great swag), as well as information about HealthFirst’s Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program.
Number of miles: 3 miles
Date: Anytime between Sunday, October 31, and Saturday, November 6, 2021
Place: Any place, such as your favorite trail, while you walk your dog, on your daily neighborhood walk, on your walker, in the gym, etc. If you have a piece of exercise equipment that allows you to select a location, such as a Peloton, select the part of the world and trail of your choice!
Donations: If you are unable to participate in the Walkathon, but would like to support our Opioid & Alcohol Recovery Program by making a donation, please click here.
Interested in sponsoring our event? Sponsorship packages are available online.
Sponsors who prefer to send in a check can download this sponsorship form and mail their checks to:
HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc., Att’n: Marketing & Development Dept., 387 Quarry Street, Suite 100, Fall River, MA 02723
Checks should be made payable to: HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc.
The holding of this fundraiser is contingent upon Massachusetts’ guidelines pertaining to the holding outside events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mani Rajan Family The Almond Family
The Lautieri/Pitassi Family
Friends of HealthFirst
Sam Limiadi Cynthia Drogo
HealthFirst Interpreter Services Dept.
Danielle Renzo Michelle Peixoto