Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council Awareness hosts ‘Reindeer Run’

Published: Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:38 PM CST
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - On Saturday morning, families, teachers, and running clubs participated in the 2021 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas’ “Reindeer Run.”

The event held at the Lufkin Convention Center was organized to raise money and bring awareness to the nonprofit. Participants ran in a 1K fun run and there was even a 5k run for more advanced runners.

Kim Simmons, the organization’s director of prevention, shared that this year was one for the books.

“Last year we had a little bit of a lapse due to COVID and did Reindeer Zumba, but this yea,r it was back with a force. We had over 800 runners, and our race is one that’s really unique because it really gears toward our younger runners. We work with local running clubs and the school coaches, and we get hundreds of the kids in,” Simmons said.

ADAC’s mission overall is to provide services that combat the effects of substance use and misuse through prevention, intervention, counseling, and recovery support.

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