Greetings, from the NA Blog. We recently had a staff writer attend the 2009 South Florida Rally for Recovery. Below is a review of the walk and concert. Enjoy.
“I recently attended the South Florida Rally for Recovery walk and concert, as part of National Recovery Month. The event started bright and early at about 8:30am. By 9:00am, a thousand or more people had made their charitable donations of $9.00 to support people in recovery with scholarships and had begun walking.
It was bright and hot that day, but people were in high spirits. Everyone was smiles, hugs, words of encouragement, and inspirational story sharing. It felt great to be part of such a worthy event. As we crossed the Mac Arthur Causeway, cars passed and people inside stared curiously from their air-conditioned compartments. No matter, we only had best wishes for everyone.
Later we returned to Bayfront were we received tons of free fruit and water to replenish us. After that, we heard a representative of the Governor’s office award the founders of Intherooms.com (Kenny & RT who helped host the event) with an official document proclaiming September 12, 2009, In the Rooms South Florida Rally for Recovery Day.
The day was filled with great speakers sharing their experiences of decades in recovery; I wolfed down delicious Arepas and frozen lemonade drink as somber rain clouds made thunderous threats in the distance. Luckily, the weather held, and we were able to enjoy hours of amazing musical performances.
Honestly, every act rocked Bayfront park equally awesomely, but the headliners were outstanding. Both Richie Supa, and Eric Burdon and the Animals, played all their best stuff. There were acoustic sets, hard rocking, dancing masses, and an overall spirit of good clean fun.
I’m truly thankful Miami hosted the South Florida Rally for Recovery as part of National Recovery Month and that I was able to write this review for the NA Blog. I look forward to attending again next year.”