We?ve attended 3 of these marches so far this year, and our participation is much appreciated by both Tampa Police, Tampa politicians, City of Tampa executives, and the East Tampa neighborhood associations. At each march we?ve had the largest single group present, and have brought kids to the last two marches, much to the delight of the sponsors and participants.

For those of you who haven?t attended one of these marches, they start in a community center where speeches are given, and then you march for a total of about one mile. It?s a lot of fun and totally safe, complete with police escorts.

This time the march was starting at Highland Pines Park , located at 4505 E. 21st Ave , Tampa , FL 33605 .

Come join the Highland Pines Community in restoring ?Hope? for our community to build on their natural talent, and leave ?Dope? alone. ?Drugs Are For Sick People.?

The effects drugs and alcohol have on our society are disastrous. Millions of lives have been ruined, and many lives ended before their time. Careers and jobs have been lost, people have been injured or debilitated, savings have been squandered, families have broken up, and some have lost everything they have--including their sons or daughters.

Our overcrowded prisons are filled with offenders whose crimes involved drugs. Many of them were on drugs when they committed those crimes--and often the crime was committed to support their own drug habit. Young school kids get drugs from their classmates and friends, teenagers bring prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets to "pharma" parties where they throw the pills into a bowl where anyone can take what they want--with no idea of how the drugs will affect them, or how dangerous they are. College kids are spending hard-earned education dollars on drugs. Doctors, lawyers, business people, blue collar workers and housewives are getting hooked--no one is immune.

Inspirated in the L. Ron Hubbard's Works, Narconon provides drug information, education about the effects of drugs and effective drug rehabilitation programs for those already in the grip of addiction.