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Thorpe Recovery Centre challenges you to be a Sober Hero this September

By September 1, 2021January 12th, 2022No Comments

Thorpe Recovery Centre invites you and your friends, family, and colleagues to participate in this year’s Sober September campaign. Sober September started as a challenge to participate in 30 days of sobriety in the month of September in order to gain a bit of understanding of the challenges someone in recovery faces everyday: peer pressure, habit, convenience, comfort. It has since evolved into one of the organization’s largest fundraisers, raising over $15,000 in 2020.

Says Sara Fox, Development Coordinator for Thorpe Recovery Centre, “This year, the campaign is shifting its focus to encouraging participants, also known as Sober Heroes, to take up a personal challenge by either giving up something that is potentially unhealthy or taking up a healthy habit. Whether our Sober Heroes are going without alcohol or tobacco, coffee, online shopping, binge watching Netflix, or eating too much sugar, or they decide to add yoga, meditation, or running to their daily routine, the benefits to self and our community are sure to be felt!”

Just like the 700+ people who participate in Thorpe Recovery Centre’s programs each year to improve their wellness, seize the opportunity to bring positive and durable changes to your daily life, to adopt a healthy lifestyle, and discover a different side of yourself!

Here is how you can get started as a Sober Hero:

Step 1: Choose the personal challenge you want to take up during Sober September.

Step 2: Sign up by visiting clicking on “Fundraise.” You can create a team or participate on your own!

Step 3: Share your Sober Hero fundraising page and invite your friends and family to support you.

Step 4: Make it fun! Have a friendly competition with your peers to see who can raise the most funds or maintain their personal challenge for most consecutive days.

Sober Heroes will receive helpful resources throughout the month to encourage progress, not perfection while they are on their Sober September journey.

100% of the collected funds will help to ensure Thorpe Recovery Centre’s facility remains safe, warm, and welcoming to anyone in need.

Thorpe Recovery Centre is a non-profit addiction treatment facility that has served the Lloydminster area since 1975. Through the support of the community and campaigns such as Sober September, the organization has been able to provide accredited and licensed medically supported detox, a residential treatment program, post-treatment recovery management, and support programs for individuals who are impacted by a loved one’s addictive behaviours. Based on the 2018 Lloydminster Needs Assessment:

1 in 5 Canadians struggle with mental illness and/or an addiction

1 in 3 Lloydminster area residents struggle with these same issues themselves making it the highest rated issue in our community.

2 in 5 Lloydminster area residents identified having had a family member or friend who were impacted by addiction.

Sober Heroes will unite this September to support recovery. Will you join us? For more information, contact Sara Fox, Development Coordinator for the Thorpe Recovery Centre at 780-875-8890 or send an email to