Sarah Goforth to be Honored at the Hands Across the Bridge Event this Labor Day

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Central City Concern’s Director of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services, Sarah Goforth, will receive a Distinguished Service Award at this year’s Hands Across the Bridge event on Labor Day.  She is being recognized for her success and vision with CCC’sHooper Detox Stabilization Center and Community Engagement Program.  She has worked in the social service arena for 20 years and is locally and nationally certified as a drug and alcohol counselor, and a certified forensic counselor. She joined Central City Concern in 2003.

9th Annual Event
10 a.m. - noon
Monday, Sept. 6

Oregon and Washington residents will celebrate recovery from alcohol and drug addiction when they join hands to span the Interstate 5 Bridge connecting the states of Washington and Oregon.

Ceremonies on both the Vancouver and Portland sides of the Columbia, kick off National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Community members will begin the walk to the Interstate 5 Bridge and bridge the gap between the Oregon and Washington recovering community, family members, and supporters.

Sarah will receive her award and address the group at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Inn toward the beginning of the event at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Last year’s event drew almost 3000 participants whose lives had been affected by addiction and touched by recovery.  This year’s event seeks to raise awareness about the increasing level of stress in society and the impact it has on addiction.