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Memorial Hermann PaRC 10th Annual Ride for Recovery will celebrate National Recovery Month

HOUSTON (September03, 2015)

The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) will hold its 10th Annual Ride for Recovery on Sunday, Sept. 13. The organized motorcycle ride, which covers nearly 100 miles of scenic roadway, is held in recognition of National Recovery Month and donates all proceeds to local addiction treatment facilities.

 The Ride for Recovery is also a way of educating the community about addiction and removing some of the shame and stigma attached to the disease, according to Jane Barnes, MBA, LCDC, CRPS, Associate Vice President of Operations at PaRC, and one of the event’s founders and organizers. 

 “We often hear the negative stories about alcoholism and drug abuse, but there are a lot of positive stories of redemption and recovery,” Barnes said. “Houston has a huge community of people in recovery who have turned their lives around.”

 A first of its kind in the Houston area, the Ride for Recovery has raised more than $75,000 in support for local recovery programs and operations since it began. The event is organized by PaRC and the PaRC Alumni Association, and has been attended by as many as 100 motorcyclists and non-bikers, who are also invited to show their support.

 This year, the goal is to raise $25,000 for The Men’s Center and Way Out Women’s Center of Pasadena, which reach out to those who suffer from alcoholism and addiction.

 The Ride begins at PaRC, located at 3043 Gessner (3 miles north of I-10 and 1 mile east of Beltway 8, between Kempwood and Clay on Gessner) at 9 a.m. and will take riders through parts of Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the riders will be greeted with barbecue, live music and door prizes upon their return to PaRC at noon.

 Sponsorship packages for the event are still available. Registration prior to the event is $30 per person and $50 per couple. Same-day registration is $35 per person and $60 per couple.

 Riders and attendees can register at www.rideforrecovery.com.  Those who are unable to attend the event but wish to make a contribution can do so online or by phone the PaRC at 713-329-7272. Potential sponsors should call Barnes at 713-329-7555.