The Colton Buckley Foundation was established in July of 2016 in memory of our son, Colton Buckley who tragically lost his battle with addiction on April 6, 2014. We are hosting the Fourth Annual Colton Buckley 5K Road Race on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:00am, at the AOH Hall, 58 Lowell Street in Peabody. Our race was once again recognized by North Shore Road Racing Guide as one of the premier 5K races in the area.
In an effort to address the endemic problem of substance abuse in our community, our Foundation has teamed up with The Citizens Inn Transition of Peabody, which is one of two sober living transitional housing programs in the state. The Inn accommodates up to eight families at a time for at least six months working on an individual basis to help break the patterns of instability often associated with substance abuse. One of the most powerful programs offered is guiding the residence on a path to be able to nurture and maintain a healthy parent/child relationship. It is crucial that as a community, we show support and compassion to those who need our help. Funds generated by our road race will be used to help Citizens Inn Transition develop and build a children’s enrichment program. This program will provide proper technology including computers and tablets, as well as a children’s library. In this safe space, children will be able to check out books, read and enjoy weekly story time in a safe, structured environment.
In order to make a difference in the lives of families and individuals affected by addiction, it is vital for our event to be successful. Last year, through your generosity, our race raised close to $15,000 and we are hoping with your help, to double that amount this year. By making a tax deductible donation to our initiative (tax id #81-2763938), you will be directly contributing to those struggling to survive this disease.
Positive energy combined with the knowledge that prevention works, treatment is effective, and long term recovery is attainable, will help shift public perspective about addictive illness and give many the hope they need for a better future.
Once again, your generosity over the years is greatly appreciated . The Colton Buckley Foundation will continue to help those suffering with addiction and with your support, break the stigmas associated with substance abuse.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss other opportunities to help our cause, please feel free to call 978-828-1979.