Did you know that everyday in America, 2,500 youth abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. 50% of people who misuse prescription medications got them from a friend or a family member! These numbers are astounding…That is why we want to encourage communities to be a part of the solution! We are so excited to announce this challenge to EVERYONE in EVERY STATE! Accept this challenge and help us put a Drop2Stop permanent collection box in your community! Our goal is to place 50 drop boxes in States (get it... 50/50)!! How great would that be to have a safe and convenient drop box location in your community? We are asking that community members partner with their local Police Department and RUN/ WALK for PREVENTION by participating in our 5.25K! Form a team and promote this RUN/WALK, raise money for your team and just have FUN! If your team raises at least $5,000 for your groups fundraising efforts than we will supply your community with a Drop2Stop drop box!!
Talk to your local police station and see if they currently have a box for medication disposal, if not see if they would like to partner with your group to raise money for the challenge and get one for FREE! (if they currently have one see if they would like a new one!)
Register for the race and accept the 50/50 challenge!
Create a fundraising team (We suggest that the name represents your Town, Police Department or something fun! Just make sure it is easy for your potential teammates to find.)
Share your fundraising link with your friends and family (maybe they will join your team!)
We will have a live map on the race website so you can follow which States have accepted the challenge and where we still need a team.
We would LOVE to have more than one challenge accepted in each State. If you see that your State is already highlighted… IT’S OK! The more boxes we can get out to communities… the more live we can potentially save!!