MAY 2021

Setting the Stage at the Drive-In


Join Road2RecoveryCNY & Our Presenting Sponsor, Aspen Dental,
For a Family Fun Drive-In Movie Benefit.
May 15, 2021, 7:30 pm at the State Fairgrounds
Featured movie: “The Sandlot”
(with cartoon previews)
$75 per car
Gate opens early for carnival rides and food vendors on site

We’re raising $21,000 to save another life affected by opioid addiction, by sending them to a long-term recovery program

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE


CONGRATUALTIONS TO ED GABRIEL, 1ST QUARTER RECIPIENT OF THE KEVIN DONOVAN ADVOCATE AWARD! Ed has worked tirelessly with R2RCNY since it's inception - as a Navigator, and assisting with Public Relations. With his quiet demeanor, Ed carries the light that Kevin brought into this world. Thanks for all you do for R2RCNY.
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF R2RCNY, DARLENE ENDY, STEPPING DOWN!

Hear her message by clicking here
FREE YOGA 12 STEP RECOVERY CLASS FOR THOSE IN RECOVERY AND THEIR FAMILIES TO BE HELD ON MAY 21st

Road2RecoveryCNY is very excited to have sent #24 and #25 to inpatient rehab!

Congratulations to Darlene Endy, whose woven artwork about addiction "Pandiction: A Mother's Story," has been selected to be shown at the Old Forge Art Exhibit: "Unprecedented: Art Responds to 2020" from June 12-August 1, 2021 at the art museum in Old Forge, NY. Everyone is welcome to attend in person or view it online.
On-Line Advocate Training to be Available Soon

We encourage you to sign up for an on-line training session developed by Jenna Rupert, Admissions Director for R2RCNY, to help you as an advocate to: understand addiction and different treatment modalities, reduce stigma, and learn local resources to help people with substance use disorder (SUD). 

Participation in this project is voluntary and will require approximately three hours of your time. The training will be online and available to complete at your convenience over an eight week period.

There is no compensation for participating in this project. However, the education will support your work with Road2RecoveryCNY and it will provide a foundation in preparing you to help people within your communities who struggle with substance use disorder. 

Please respond to Jenna Rupert (r2rcnyJR@gmail.com) by 5/28/21 to express your availability in participating in this project. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 

OSWEGO ADVOCATE GROUP CONTINUES TO SPREAD THE WORD

After a short hiatus during the worst of the pandemic (and weather), the Oswego Group is ready to forge ahead. They have been busy distributing flyers to various businesses in the community advertising their can and bottle drive in support of R2RCNY. At the last Zoom meeting, a plan was taking shape to begin setting up information tables throughout the City of Oswego to spread awareness about R2RCNY. A chicken barbecue is planned for June 12th at a local club - the group is hoping to sell 200 tickets, in addition to raffle tickets to benefit R2RCNY. The barbecue is in memory of Amanda Brosnan, who passed away from an overdose. Amanda was the girlfriend of one of R2RCNY's alumnus. She had a beautiful personality that would light up the room, and was always trying to help others with addiction.

If you, or you know anyone who would like to join the Oswego team, please contact Kathy Vandermark at 315-591-4644. They are always happy to welcome volunteers!
JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION APPLICATION UPDATE

At the end of March, Road2Recovery was informed that its application to the John Ben Snow Foundation for a grant during the 2021 grant cycle, had received a "successful" review. In accordance with their application procedure, R2RCNY was invited to submit a formal application. Dubbed, In Support of Family Recovery, our application process lays out ways in which we plan to enhance and expand our Family Recovery Program - including a brand/marketing program to be developed with the guidance and expertise of the firm, Solon Quinn. We should be receiving a determination regarding our application in mid-July. Please keep your fingers crossed!!

Rob Flower would like to thank Anne Glenny, Caroline DeSocio, and of course, Darlene, for the enthusiasm and support they have provided throughout this process. One of the pleasures he has taken in working on the grant proposal is learning just how extraordinary the Family Recovery Program has become under their guidance and leadership.
Please feel free to participate in the Plus One Fitness Offerings Survey. The Survey is an opportunity for CNY Recoverees and their families to have a voice in the programs Plus One Fitness will be offering. Below is a link to the survey. The survey will remain open until May 15th.