Annual Rally Fights Addiction Stigma

Sep 11, 2014

Rhode Island’s annual Rally for Recovery takes place Saturday afternoon at Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence.

The Rally 4 Recovery banner hangs on City Hall in Providence.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

This year marks Rhode Island’s 11th annual Rally for Recovery. If last year’s event is any indication, thousands of attendees are expected for an afternoon of live music, speakers, and a candlelight processional toward the statehouse. The rally highlights the stories of people in recovery from the disease of addiction and remembers those who have died from the disease.

And it always takes place in September, during National Recovery Month, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.