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Sussex Goes Purple
Sussex County is "Going Purple" to raise awareness of substance abuse.
In partnership with the Sussex County Health Coalition, Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Highmark, and the three community healthcare organizations in the county, Sussex Goes Purple aims to raise awareness and prevent substance abuse and overdoses.
The project is based on Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player Chris Herren, which assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. Today, Chris is a motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate who assists individuals and families struggling with addiction through treatment navigation, education and mentoring.
By “Going Purple,” the community can make a difference, celebrating life and supporting one another. We are looking to local businesses, churches, and EVERYONE in the community to help us turn the community purple starting September 11. Some ideas include purple lights, purple water fountains, purple flowers and purple ice cream – the possibilities are endless and we encourage you to share your photos and videos on social media with the hashtag #SussexGoesPurple!
Community Event: The Chris Herren Story
Chris Herren, a former NBA basketball player, became addicted to drugs and alcohol. He will tell his inspiring story on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown.
Rebound: The Chris Herren Story, details how Chris has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. Today, he is a motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate with his foundation's The Herren Project Project Purple Initiative, which assists individuals and families struggling with addiction through treatment navigation, education and mentoring.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited, so we are asking attendees to arrive no later than 6:45 pm! Register here.