Walking in hope of a healthier way

This weekend, the Look Beyond Addiction Awareness Walk will once again hit the streets of Sidney

This weekend, the Look Beyond Addiction Awareness Walk will once again hit the streets of Sidney.

Organizer Christina Barnhart, who founded the organization Look Beyond Addiction, hopes each year to make a difference in the lives of others though the annual walk that starts at the Mary Winspear Centre.

The event, which takes place this year on Sunday, May 4, raises money that Barnhart then donates to charitable organizations which help those with addiction issues.

“The walk is really designed to unite all different types of people in different types of support groups. My vision is to use this walk to make a difference for those who suffer from addiction,” Barnhardt said before last year’s walk, adding that the energy at the walks is always positive.

“People always leave after the walk with a really good feeling.”

Barnhardt began her journey into helping those with addictions after losing her first husband to a cocaine overdose in 2007. Years later, she would lose her second husband to alcohol poisoning.

Registration for the walk (rain or shine) starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday and the rally and 2.5 km walk begin at noon. A $10 registration fee applies for each individual or a family can participate for $15. For more information, visit www.lookbeyondaddiction.com.


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