The 2nd Annual Restoration Run presented by Courtesy Buick GMC at Red Mountain Park is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, with the choice of a 5K or 15K trail run. It benefits the Will Bright Foundation. Red Mountain Park is one of the South's newest and premier technical running venues. It offers stunning views of Birmingham, and each course will be a challenging, technical run for any skill level! The Will Bright Foundation's mission is to fill a need in the Birmingham area for a secondary form of rehab. Sometimes people who have completed a recovery program aren't ready to be completely on their own. Why is the Will Bright House needed? Forty to sixty percent of people who complete a rehab program suffer from a relapse according to www.drugabuse.gov.
This is exactly what happened to Will Bright. He was a great guy - fun, nice, great friend. But it was also a heroin addict. After going through numerous rehabs all over the United States, he just couldn't shake his drug habit, and died of an overdose in 2012 at age 25. His parents, Bill and Lisa Bright of Trussville, decided to channel their grief to try to stop this from happening to anyone else. For parents and friends unfamiliar with world of recovery from addiction, it can seem confusing. There is an unfilled need in the Birmingham area for a place for someone fresh out of recovery to live, receive spiritual support, job training skills, and find meaning and purpose to live a life free from the bonds of addiction. For more information, visit www.willbrightfoundation.com.