When she moved to Nashville, she was searching for a sense of community and fortunately found it with the East Nasty Running Club. Through her love of running and community and her passion for volunteerism, she quickly acclimated to Nashville.
Heidi has a service-oriented heart by nature and has volunteered her time with various organizations in multiple capacities. However the most recent life-changing experience for Heidi has been committing her time as a volunteer with The Next Door (www.nextdoor.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving women in crisis. In July 2012, Heidi began volunteering as a run coach with the residents of The Next Door in preparation for the Heroes in Recovery 6K in Leiper’s Fork, TN, and she continues to run/walk with them weekly.
All of these life experiences, and more specifically her commitment to the women at The Next Door, have led her to Foundations Recovery Network and Heroes in Recovery. As the community manager for Heroes in Recovery, Heidi works closely with the Heroes in Recovery lead advocates. The advocates are integral in helping to grow the movement to break the social stigma that keeps addicted individuals from seeking help. She also serves as the volunteer coordinator for all of the Heroes in Recovery 6K races. Heidi continues to enjoy running with the East Nasty Running Club and is usually training for half or full marathons. She is also passionate about yoga and practices regularly.
Take a listen to Heidi discussing her passion for Heroes and the recovering community.
Some Sobering Facts: Why Heroes in Recovery Got Started
Foundations Recovery Network and the widespread community of those who are in recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders would like to break this stigma.
Heroes in Recovery Brochure
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How Heroes in Recovery Set Out to Change the Conversation on Addiction and Recovery
Heroes in Recovery Infographic
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With your help, we look forward to a future of enabling others to get help, encouraging those who are getting treatment, and celebrating with those who have won the fight to stay clean and sober.
Heroes Events: the Heroes in Recovery 6k