Rockland Cares announces Week of Hope

RHS Assistant Principal, Mrs. Patton has announced that there will be an assembly on Wednesday, September 26th, during period 6 and part of period 7.

Chris Herren’s addiction to heroin cost him his NBA career and nearly cost him his family and his life.

Chris Herren, a former Celtics player, will be speaking about his battle to overcome his substance abuse which began in high school with alcohol, progressed to cocaine, prescription drugs and finally heroin. It’s a powerful story.

This assembly will be kicking off a “Week of Hope” sponsored by Rockland Cares. Rockland Cares is a community-based support group for families struggling with addiction and substance abuse. Their web site is You can find more information on Chris Herren and his work on their site.

Also on Saturday,September 29th, there will be a drug drop-off at the Rockland Town Hall. Sunday is a “Walk for Hope” free to all and being co-sponsored by the Rockland High School Student Government at 11:00 a.m. The walk will kick off from Rockland Middle School. T-shirts can be ordered through the website for $5.00. All participants will receive a Rockland Cares bracelet. A registration form is on the

The walk leaves from the school parking lot, down Union to the Walking Trail at East Water and Union. From there they will walk to Liberty, up Liberty to Vernon Street, back to Union and end back at the school.

On Monday and Tuesday, October 1, and 2, curriculum will be presented in all schools teaching positive choices and the impact of drug use on the brain.

Thursday, October 4th, at 6:00 pm, is the second annual candlelight Vigil of Hope in front of the town library.

Please see Mrs. Patton if you would like more information or to be a part of this great movement.


Posted on September 11, 2012, in News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: