Statistics show that in 2016 over 4,000 people in Ohio lost their lives to an unintentional overdose.  Last year alone almost 100 people in Warren County and 200 in Butler county died.  That is approximately 300 people from our community who lost their lives to an unintentional overdose.  By many expert’s assessment our area is the EPICENTER of the NATIONAL opioid addiction crisis.  In observance of National Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2018.  Journey to Recovery and New Freedom Church have joined forces and will host an 81 -mile.  This fundraising event is in remembrance of those individuals who have lost their lives in our community and to spread awareness about harm reduction. Even if you don’t think you can make the 81-mile trip please don’t let that keep you from participating. Last year when I took off to Washington D.C, to raise money I was 43 years old and I hadn’t been on a bicycle since I was 18 years old. We will have someone available at every stop (20 miles) with transportation. You don’t need a fancy bike to participate. This is not a racing event or a competition. It’s an event to remember your loved one and to raise money. If you would like to join us on August 31st you can register HERE. The link below has the route we will follow on our Journey to Columbus. We will have resting stops approximately every 20 miles. To view the map, click HERE