About Road to Recovery Walkathon/Run

Road to Recovery Walkathon/Run is a Renascent Foundation fundraiser that is celebrating its third year. Funds raised by Renascent Foundation through this walk/run support addiction treatment at Renascent.

Thank you to the 2023 Road to Recovery participants and donors!

2023 Event Details

This year, Road to Recovery reached new heights. The event had the highest number of participants to date and raised an incredible $12,300 in support of Renascent’s Mission.

The group walk, which was held on June 10 at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto, saw a record number of teams and participants. Attendees completed a five kilometer walk, which provided stunning views of Toronto’s skyline. Afterwards participants were invited to enjoy lunch at the Keating Pub and Grill, located on the city’s waterfront.

Our top fundraiser was Leah B., who raised $1,225. Leah was inspired to participate in Road to Recovery in honour of her late ex-husband whose death was a direct result of addiction. As the top fundraiser, Leah has won two guest passes, courtesy of Little Canada.

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Why your donation is important

Every day in Ontario, an increasing number of families grieve the loss of a loved one to addiction. In Ontario alone, there has been a staggering increase in substance use and drug-related deaths. Substance use disorders are among the leading causes of illness for Canadians, affecting more people than heart disease and causing more hospitalizations than heart attacks and strokes combined. 

Addiction is a devastating and powerful disease, but recovery is possible. Help us bridge the gap by making life-saving treatment more accessible for individuals and families. 

Your Impact – Stories of Recovery

Philanthropy enables Renascent to provide a more fulsome continuum of treatment, care, and recovery programs for clients and their families. From their first point of contact at our Access Centre, to our inpatient and outpatient programs, Continuing Care, and Family and Children’s Programs – we’re there every step of the way. 

With more than 50,000 clients served, there are many stories of hope and recovery that come from our walls. 

Dustin’s Story: I had given up on Recovery.”

At a frail 108 pounds, Dustin Cunning sat among family members and surrendered. He lived in active addiction for about 17 years until that unsuspecting day when his family staged his intervention. It was that day which would be the catalyst that changed his life.
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Amy’s Story: “I would have died.”

Amy had been in and out of recovery for 20 years before going to Renascent in 2019. She started drinking around age 16 and things quickly spiraled out of control. Within a few years she would start using substances and became homeless, living in a shelter as a full-blown addict.
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Lori’s Story: Family Recovery that Comes Full Circle

Lori could not have been more relieved when her brother, Iain entered treatment at Renascent in 2019. She had witnessed him live through addiction for decades, and she herself experienced the hardships that came with being the family member of a loved one with addiction.
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Fundraising Tips for Participants

As a champion for Renascent and our mission in providing accessible treatment to those living with addiction, you can help spread the word and start soliciting for donations. These helpful and proven tips will set you up for success as a Renascent fundraising champion.

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