Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences for someone to endure. On June 2, 2017 the Webber Family faced this firsthand when their son Garrett lost his life due to a heroin overdose. Garrett was only 22 years old and was a young man with an “old soul”, known for his big heart, great wit, and love for authentic coffee. He aspired to be a welder one day, but lost his battle with addiction before being able to live out his dream.
Sadly, Garrett is just one of many who struggle with opioid addiction. As part of turning their pain into purpose, it is the Webber Family’s heartfelt desire to bless others who struggle with life-threatening addictions.
The fifth annual We Walk for HOPE 5k is a fun, non-timed event, open to people of all fitness levels. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Garrett Webber Memorial Scholarship Fund at Genesis Recovery to provide a scholarship for an individual to receive treatment. It’s the Webber Family’s HOPE that this opportunity will free addicts from the grip of addiction and spare other families from the pain of losing a loved one too soon.
In honor of Garrett and all those who’ve been lost too soon, would you please walk with us to make this possible?
**If you would prefer to walk in your own neighborhood or if you are outside of San Diego, please consider signing up to be a “VIRTUAL WALKER.”
Event Date/Location: May 7, 2022, at 9:00 AM
Scenic 5K walk/run through the serene foothills of the Cleveland National Forest in Lakeside
(physical address will be sent with your ticket confirmation)
We hope you will take pictures and tag them to the We Walk for HOPE 5k social media pages:
Cost: $35; sponsorship opportunities available
9:00 AM (PST) 5k begins
10:00 AM (PST) At the conclusion of the 5k there will be refreshments and time to fellowship
Questions and Additional Information:
Due to the nature of this event, registration fees cannot be refunded.
All ticket sales are 100% tax-deductible and go directly to providing help to those in need.
**We Walk for HOPE sweatshirts and hats will be available for sale at the 5k again this year.
Please direct any additional questions to Lindsey: [email protected] or 858-568-1577.
If you would like to have a loved one remembered at this year’s We Walk for HOPE 5k, please email [email protected] or call 858-568-1577. The cutoff for photo submission will be April 8, 2022. If you have missed the cutoff, please still send us a photo of your loved one. We will still honor them this year on our social media pages and will keep them to be honored at our 2023 event.
Please consider joining us year round in providing HOPE to individuals seeking help and without resources by making monthly donation to the Garrett Webber Memorial Scholarship Fund at Genesis Recovery. Click here to learn how