“Come As You Are” (CAYA) is a local substance abuse nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of substance abuse in our community. CAYA Run for Your Life is their yearly fundraiser, held every September. Proceeds raised will help support CAYA’s prevention programs and connect families affected by addiction to available resources and support.
Participants will run or walk on a beautiful 5K Cross Country Course located at VERDUN ADVENTURE BOUND, an outward-bound like youth retreat center located on fifty+ acres in Rixeyville, Virginia. Follow the SASQUATCH through the woods to the finish line. Following the race will be music at the amphitheatre, food and awards.
Families Overcoming Drug Addiction (FODA), a support group unique for its inclusion of both drug users and those whose lives have been affected by them, was founded by Caroline Folker in December 2015. Through this initiative, Folker fortuitously met and ultimately partnered with Moira Satre, chairperson of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and founder of Come As You Are (CAYA), which serves to raise community awareness of drug addiction through prevention programs and relevant resources. More