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Hands Across the Bridge (SAMHSA Sponsored)  (2544)

09/05/2011 10:00 AM - 09/05/2011 12:00 PM

On Labor Day, hundreds of Oregon and Washington residents will celebrate recovery from alcohol and drug addiction when they join hands to span the Interstate 5 Bridge connecting the states of Washington and Oregon. The tenth annual Hands Across the Bridge
event, set for 10 to noon on Monday, Sept. 5th, with ceremonies on both the Vancouver and Portland sides of the Columbia, kicks off National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Last years event drew almost 3000 participants whose lives had been touched
by addiction and recovery.

Location: WASHINGTON Esther Short Park W Columbia St. & 8th St. Vancouver

610 Esther Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
United States
Final exit before leaving Washington into Oregon on Interstate. Take Mill Plain west to Columbia. Head South on Columbia to Esther Street.

Sponsoring Organizations: SAMHSA, Hands Across the Bridge Project, Oxford, We Print 4-U, More to be announced

Type of Event: Celebration
Other: Recovery stories and holding hands across the bridge

Program Agenda: Tentative Schedule 10:00-10:05-Welcome 10:05-10:15-Prayer 10:15-10:25-Address 10:30-11:30 Recovery Stores and Elected Officials 11:30-10:40-Proclamation 11:40-11:50-Serenity Prayer and Native American Drummers 11:50-12:00 Walk to Bridge

Invited Officials / Presenters: To be Announced

Targeted participants for this year's event: 2,500

Invited Participants / Audience: The recovering community, elected officials, community members, many faith-based institutions and family members

Primary Contact:
Thomas Breitenbauch
1701 Broadway - Suite J-1

Vancouver, WA  98663

United States

Secondary Contact:
Patty Katz
825 NE 20th Avenue - Suite 250

Portland, OR  97232

United States



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