GREENFIELD — The second annual Hancock County Recovery Walk, an event aimed at raising awareness of drug issues in the county and connecting community members with recovery and counseling resources, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Hancock County Courthouse Plaza.
The event is hosted by representatives from Hancock County Probation and The Landing, a counseling center for teens. Money raised through registration fees will benefit The Landing and the Talitha Koum Recovery House for Women, which is being built in Greenfield.
Nearly two dozen groups specializing in addiction and recovery will have informational resources available starting at 9 a.m. The walk through town and down the Pennsy Trail will begin at 10 a.m.
The event marks National Recovery Month, which is held each September in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness and substance use issues, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The local event is named for Greenfield native Ashley Burton, who died from a drug overdose at 26.
To register, visit www.eventzilla.net and search for the Ashley Burton Recovery Walk.
The cost to register is $25 per person or $20 per person for a group of four or more.