Boston Bulldogs Providing Support For People In Recovery

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The 9th annual 'Run for Recovery' was held on Sunday, an event organized by the Boston Bulldogs running group to pay tribute to and support those who have lost their lives to addiction.

The run also supports people in recovery and their loved ones by helping them move on with their lives in a positive way.

Gathering in Franklin Park, more than 500 people took part in the race. Jim Keane is the Bulldogs Executive Director.

He said that running helps people in recovery by not only providing a physical activity, it gives them a sense of community and support. "For many of our members, we find that running and community are helpful recovery tools," he said.

And, Keane said running releases endorphins. "A lot of people in recovery also deal with depression and anxiety. Running is a natural way to recalibrate."

Proceeds raised by the race also support some of the group's programs including soup kitchens, sober living houses, and recovery homes.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@WBZSausville) reports.

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