Join us Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm for the Act Natural Health & Wellness’ Walk/Run For Your Life and Food is Mood Pot Luck in support of World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day.
July 11th 2018 is the third year of the World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD). W-BAD is a grassroots victim-organized campaign that seeks to raise global awareness about the harms and dangers of prescribed benzodiazepines. Visit their official website at http://w-bad.org.
Information about the dangers of benzodiazepines will be distributed at the event. Some objectives of our event include:
- Education and awareness
- Providing victims a sense of purpose
- Validating the damage sustained by sufferers
- Acknowledging a medication-induced health condition
- Building a sense of camaraderie so sufferers, supporters and their loved ones do not feel alone
“World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day aims to highlight the plight of all patients worldwide who have become prescribed-drug dependents through no fault of their own, who are denied right of access to dedicated withdrawal clinics and aftercare, who are left to struggle off these drugs without support.” —Barry Haslam, Chair of W-BAD
The event will be sponsored by:
Kava Chocolate (makers of Kava, Kratom, and CBD Chocolate),
Teeccino, the alternative coffee beverage, a delicious drink without the stimulation of caffeine.
Green Roads World CBD Hemp Products
Base Culture Gluten Free Bakery, makers of Paleo goodies that keep you grounded in the best lifestyle on Earth
Eidon Ionic Minerals liquid minerals for better health
Our sponsors will provide product samples for our Pot Luck as participants return from their walk/run.
Participants will walk or run a half mile course beginning and ending at Act Natural Health & Wellness, 24 Water Street. A pot luck will be served in the store after the event for all participants who have brought a dish to share.
If you would like to participate in the Pot Luck, please be mindful of our acceptable food list and let us know what you will be bringing. Keep in mind that we are keeping with our food and mood theme (see our article here) so no corn, gluten, soy, canola oil, nuts, caffeine, refined sugar or animal products.
There are alternatives to drugs, and we can find solutions together as a community. Won’t you please consider being part of the solution and activate the healer in you by becoming active!
Early Registration for this event is $15 per participant or $20 day of. To register, volunteer, donate or bring a pot luck dish, click here and sign up. All participants must read the waiver on the registration form. Submitting the form constitutes your agreement to the terms of our waiver. Payment can be mailed at least a week before the event, or brought to Act Natural Health & Wellness. Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Each year, W-Bad honors the victims of benzodiazepine effects and their families. To those who’ve lost loved ones or personally suffered inconceivable damage as a result of taking these drugs, we pay tribute to you – and hope to raise awareness to both prescribers and patients of the unfathomable dangers involved.
If you know anyone who is currently suffering or is considering taking a benzodiazepine, please share this information with them. If you’ve been injured – know that you are not alone.”
Acceptable food list for the Pot Luck:
(select one or more on the Registration form)
Gluten Free Pasta Salad
Sea Vegetable Salad
Mixed gluten free grain salad
Mixed Green Salad
Bean Dips & Spreads
Dark Leafy Green Vegetables
Black Bean Brownies
You get the idea!