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Boulder man runs 24 hours on treadmill to help fight opioid addiction

By: Mike Iliopoulos, DENVER7
December 17, 2017 Updated: December 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm
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photo - Joshua Stevens ran on a treadmill for 24 hours at the Boulder Running Company on Sunday to raise awareness to an issue he said is close to his heart. (Screenshot of Denver7 video)
Joshua Stevens ran on a treadmill for 24 hours at the Boulder Running Company on Sunday to raise awareness to an issue he said is close to his heart. (Screenshot of Denver7 video) 

A retired army officer from Boulder raised thousands of dollars to benefit a national nonprofit that helps people who are struggling with drug addiction.  

Joshua Stevens ran on a treadmill for 24 hours at the Boulder Running Company on Sunday to raise awareness to an issue he said is close to his heart.

"I thought I might be able to do something to contribute a little... to fighting the opioid epidemic we have," he told Denver7.

Stevens said he was once addicted, but now he wants to help others. His supporters stood by his side as he ran and people stopped by to donate. 

Read more at thedenverchannel.com

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