Rockford, IL




Addiction is a terrible disease that has deeply affected many families and claimed countless lives. Please join us for a community walk on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM to promote awareness of drug addiction and to remember those we have lost. Together, we can save many lives through increased awareness and understanding.





June 29

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Log Lodge at the YMCA

Located along the river at 200 Y Blvd.

Rockford, Illinois


News & Updates

2019 T-Shirt sales are now closed. If you would still like to purchase one, there may be some extras available at the Walk.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the walk?

The 2019 Drug Overdose Awareness Walk is on Saturday, June 29 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM beginning at the Log Lodge at the YMCA of Rock River Valley, located along the river at 200 Y Blvd., Rockford, Illinois.

Do I need to sign up to participate in the walk?

There is no need to sign up for the walk, but if you want to order a shirt, you should do so through the website at least a few weeks in advance.

Do I need to order a shirt to participate in the walk?

Ordering a shirt is completely optional and you are still welcome to participate in the walk without one.

Why do I have to order a shirt so far in advance?

We need the total for each size before the shirts are made. If you order a shirt and later find that you are unable to attend, please use the Contact form or send an email to so we can issue a refund. Since the shirts are being made to order, please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to cancel your order.

When can I pick up my shirt?

You can pick up your shirt on the day of the walk. There will also be other pickup dates in advance and after the walk. We will email you with the specific dates as the walk draws nearer.

Do you accept donations?

We are not collecting donations. However, there will be charitable organizations present at the walk and you are welcome to support them instead!

How long is the walk?

Two miles, but you do not need to walk the whole distance. Our goal is to raise awareness - just by being there, you are making a difference.

In addition to the walk, what sort of activities will there be?

Several organizations will be present at the walk and there will be information and resources relating to drug addiction and loss. There will be many opportunities to share stories and bond with one another.

Can I bring my pets?

Sure! Pets are welcome, but please make sure they have enough water and a place to cool off.


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