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Pharmacy Students Participate in Walk for Recovery

By Jenna Pizzi

Published on October 1, 2019

Recovery WalkStudents from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program who participate in American Pharmacy Association's Generation RX committee attended the 2019 Recovery Walk held at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 

Recovery walkThe Recovery Walk is an event that aims to raise awareness for substance use disorders and public policy change, as well as to show support for those who are in recovery. Since 2005, the walk has grown from only 150 people to include over 30,000 people this year who were walking in support. 

“An event like this truly showed how many people addiction has touched, which continued to drive home the point that recovery is possible,” said Meaghan Nieman PharmD’22, the APhA Generation Rx Coordinator for 2019-20. 

Students who attended were able to leave notes of support for those working on their recovery, hear speakers from the city talk about public policy, and additionally were able to see all of the people who were able to overcome their struggles with addiction. 

“This was a very insightful event, and a great way to show support and help to reduce the stigma,” said Nieman. “Overall, we were left with the message that there are many paths to recovery and that recovery is a journey, not a destination.”

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