Virtual Step Up for Recovery 2020

Everyone deserves a future free from the harm of addiction. Step Up to help peers in our community achieve lasting recovery!


240 supporters

$50,000 goal

Team Member

Michael Baskin


by 12 supporters

Dear Friends,

I am on the board of PEER Services, a one-of-a-kind substance abuse and treatment facility in Evanston.  It is the only facility I know of that treats people whether or not they have insurance, looking only at how they can help a person get back to who they really are and out of drug dependency.

You know my story: my wonderful son was a limit-pusher, and got into trouble with drinking and messing with marijuana (before it was legal).  It escalated and escalated, to the point he was accused of using cocaine by the courts.  (He wasn't.)  It's easy to talk about this now that I know who he became - it wasn't easy when it was happening, and we were desperate to figure out how to change the path he was on and get control before he got badly hurt, and potentially assembled a criminal record that would follow him into adulthood.   

I know adolescents are limit-pushers, and I know many of you either have one in the house, out of the house, or on the way to becoming one.  PEER Services made a big difference in the Baskin family story, and I want that difference to be available to other parents whose wonderful adventurous limit-pushing kids get in over their heads.

Please make a donation!



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PEER Services

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Step Up for Recovery, PEER Service’s annual charity stair climb, aims to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and raise funds to provide substance use disorder treatment for all in need, regardless of their ability to pay.  

Stepping Up for Recovery is more important than ever this year, since stress and isolation, which so many people are experiencing, are known to increase substance use and relapse.  

Due to Covid-19, Step Up for Recovery 2020 is going virtual!  

Instead of climbing 20 stories at the Orrington Plaza office building, our participants will “Step Up” in their homes or communities, anytime between August 1 and October 4, to support our cause.


How to Participate

1) Join or form a team and Step Up!

By signing up, you commit to climb, run, walk, roll or cycle for Recovery. Click the blue “Participate” button above to get started!

Invite friends, family and colleagues to join or support you in Stepping Up for Recovery. 

Every participant who donates or raises $100 or more by October 4 will receive a Step Up for Recovery  t-shirt at the end of the campaign.

Spread the word! 

Share our campaign messages on social media to provide accurate information that helps break down the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction and encourage more people to seek help.  

Share videos or selfies of yourself Stepping Up for Recovery using the hashtag #StepUpforRecovery and email them to [email protected] so that we can share them as part of the campaign!

2) Donate! 

Every donation helps PEER Services to provide treatment to youth and adults who could not otherwise afford to get the help they need.

Addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is attainable. 


Help us change lives.  Help us save lives.

Step Up for Recovery!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor - $6,000


Legendary - $5,000


Athlete - $3,500


Champion - $2,500


All-Star - $1,000


Advocate - $500


Supporter - $250


Learn about sponsorship opportunities here



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