San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
USATF Sanctioned/Certified community 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness of the opioid/heroin epidemic plaging our communities, and across our nation. Race Start Time 10:00 AM, Rain or Shine. Post-Race event to immediately follow, and will include awards, pizza, refreshments, music, and children's activities: Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, and Halloween Costume Parade. First 200 Registrants get Dry-Fit TShirt. All registrants will receive a runners bag, and entry into Post Race Event.
Please no dogs.
Early Bird Registration Fee $25.00; After 10/8/16 - $30.00. Registration includes charge of $2.37 on-line fee. Walk-Ups Welcome day of Race.
Race Packet Pick Up: Friday, October 28, 2016 between 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Jewish Community Center, 787 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14209. OR Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:30 AM - INSIDE Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo NY 14214.
DIRECTIONS: Getting to the Parkside Lodge
From Rte 198 turn North onto Parkside Ave. make the first Right onto Robie. turn Left onto Woodward, then Left onto Florence. make a Left at the Light back onto Parkside Ave. turn into Delaware Park at the Agassiz Circle entrance into parking lot. Parkside Lodge is located up the slope to the right side.
From North Buffalo head South on Parkside Ave towards Rte 198. turn into Delaware Park at the Agassiz Circle entrance. 600 feet down the road, turn right up the service road to the Parkside Lodge.
Parking is available along the Ring Road in Delaware Park, and on Florence Avenue across Parkside Avenue.
When & Where
Save the Michaels of the World, Inc.
Save the Michaels is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse within our community and across the nation. Formed at the kitchen table of co-founders Avi and Julie Israel following the death of their son Michael, Save the Michaels began as a grassroots campaign to draw attention to the burgeoning opiate epidemic in America. Facing a life-long struggle with Crohn’s Disease, Michael David Israel subsequently found himself facing a new battle, an overwhelming one against his addiction to the prescription pain medication he was provided by his physicians. Within the midst of these struggles, Michael and his family frantically sought solutions for this life-shattering difficulty from the medical community as a whole. Catastrophically, Michael succumbed to suicide before a solution could be found. After Michael’s passing, the Israels vowed they would continue their quest for solutions, and have dedicated their lives to creating change in the name of their son. With the support of their friends, as well as other families who faced similar trauma, the Israels created Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. What began as the struggle of one family’s child, quickly manifested into a movement. How Do We Do It? Through partnership with local outreach programs such as Kids Escaping Drugs, and medical providers such as Horizon Health Services, Save the Michaels services schools, businesses and organizations with educational presentations which provide critical information about the dangers and impacts of drug abuse. Offered free of charge, these engaging workshops are an opportunity to raise awareness and develop prevention strategies among students and community members. Save the Michaels is also recognized community-wide for their support of anti-drug legislation, and common sense prescription protocol.