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The East Africa Centre for Addiction Services together with its partners, Rotary club of Bweyogerere central and  Namboole health club on Sunday 29, September 2019 successfully  held its 2nd annual Recovery Run 2019.
This race is always the highlight of the EACAS calender and year.
This year's edition was dedicated to the West Nile communities in Uganda through the theme, 'creating an alcohol misuse, drugs use and a problem gambling free environment in the West Nile region'.
Being one of the regions highly affected by substance misuse and problem gambling, all proceeds from the race will help scaling up EACAS interventions in this region.
The event started with in a hyper mood as  runners took part in the 5, 10 and 21 kilometers run from Namboole stadium, through Kireka, Namugongo and Bweyogerere at 8am.
Like the preceding run, there was a march through Kireka and its neighborhoods which was led by the Guest Runner Dr Hafsa Lukwata Ssentongo (Head of substance misuse at the ministry of Health).
Speaking at the event she said, she commended the organiser's great effort and hard work to make the event a reality.
"There are many ways to create awareness but I think this initiative is effective because it  brings people together and we can use such platforms to sensitize communities about good mental health and how substance abuse can effect us."
'The recovery run is well packaged; I have seen people working out through running, marching and aerobics which all contribute to not only a healthy body but mental health too.Communities can rid themselves of substance disorders once they have a perfect mental health,' Dr Lukwata cautioned.
Having announced earlier in July  that the East Africa Center for  Addiction Services (EACAS)  annual second recovery run would take place on September 28, 2019,  new changes have been made.
According to the  Kampala Meteorological weather forecast for the month of September, EACAS  realised that the event date ( 28-09-19) will have heavy rains which might disrupt us from achieving the event noble cause.
We subsequently changed set the new date on September 29th, 2019.  However, the venue which is Namboole stadium remains constant while the run will start in the morning at 7am.
East Africa Center for  Addiction Services (EACAS) has revealed when their second annual September Recovery Run will take place. 
This event under the theme, 'Creating an alcohol, drugs and problem gambling free environment in the West Nile region'  will take place on 28, September 2019 at Namboole stadium. 
The participants will cover  distances from 5Km, 10Km and more  running from Namboole through Kireka, Kyaliwajala, Namugongo and other parts of Kira Municipality.

Namboole health club in partnership with EACAS and Rotary club of Bweyogerere central had a Mandela day run in commemoration of Nelson Mandela on July 14.

 The run was flagged off by the mayor of Kira municipality, his worship Julius Mutebi at the Mandela national stadium.

The theme of this memorable event was 'Diabetes is preventable' and all the proceeds realized are to be dedicated to donating diabetes strips to Kira Municipality.

The turn up was quite overwhelming and EACAS was honoured with a certificate of appreciation in recognition for its valuable time and substantial support among other things. Namboole health club has had a meaningful understanding with EACAS and their relationship has been very fruitful.

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