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RALI Nevada Sponsors Second Chance 5K to Help Nevadans Affected by Substance Misuse Disorder

RALI Nevada donates 600 medicine disposal bags to participants

LAS VEGAS - The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of Nevada (RALI Nevada) sponsored the 5th annual Second Chance 5K in Las Vegas on March 19th helping to create more community, connection and hope for families and individuals affected by substance use disorder in Nevada. Funds raised through the event are given as Second Chance Scholarships granted to local non-profit rehabilitation centers.

“RALI Nevada is honored to be part of such an amazing event, which has raised $200,000 to help renovate rehabilitation centers and offer Second Chance Scholarships to people ready to begin their recovery journey. It’s important that we partner with organizations who are making a difference in local communities and Second Chance 5K is doing just that by efforts like renovating a transitional housing wing, sponsoring residential treatment, and updating outdoor healing space, all with the goal of providing second chances to Nevadans,” said Candace DeMatteis, Policy Director for RALI Nevada.

RALI Nevada donated 600 medicine disposal bags to be shared with the 5K participants to assist Nevadans with properly disposing of unused or expired prescription medications. It’s important to understand that all Nevadans can play a role in preventing substance misuse and it starts with how to properly store and dispose of medications. Always making sure medicines are securely stored and out of reach of children and finding the time to go through medicine cabinets to safely dispose of medications can make a difference or even save a life.

“We appreciate the support of RALI Nevada and their donation of the safe, at-home drug disposal pouches for our participants. Our objective each year is to bring hope to the hopeless, create a bridge for families and those they love who are struggling with addiction and help end the shame and stigma around the disease.” stated Holly Wever, President/Co-Founder, Second Chance 5K.


The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Nevada is an alliance of local, state and national organizations working to combat prescription opioid abuse and ensure communities in Nevada have access to effective resources to fight addiction. For more information.

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