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Busey Bank ‘Run for Prevention’ hosting socially distant flash mob for drug prevention, recovery

If you’re craving a little socially distant social interaction, this is your chance, and it’s for a great cause too.

Bright and early, starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, the Busey Bank “Run for Prevention” is hosting a socially distant flash mob at Jaycee Park

All that means is you can come, keeping your distance, and run, walk, skip around, get out for some fresh air all in support of the Lee County Coalition for a drug-free Southwest Florida.

Drug prevention and recovery are important issues all-year-round, but they’re also in special need of attention right now during this global health crisis.

It’s actually events like this, safely being social, that can help the most.

“We strongly encourage the family, and the friends, to actively participate in engaging in social support of people battling with addiction. The stressors linked with the COVID epidemic are placing them at greater risk,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Volkow went on to add, if you don’t feel comfortable going out in a park today, if you know someone who has or is struggling with substance abuse, give them a phone call, get on Zoom.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to come out Saturday morning to celebrate and learn about drug prevention. Bring your own mask, as those are required, but you will get a free t-shirt if you come on out.

Reporter:Sydney Persing
Writer:Briana Harvath
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