Join us for Centerstone’s 18th annual Life;Story 5K/10K Run/Walk

Life;Story – our annual event to increase depression awareness while sharing the message that suicide can be prevented – will be Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.

“If you ever have any suicidal thoughts or feelings in the future, what I want you to try to remember is all these yellow shirts out here today. We’re here because we care. We’re here because we want to bring you hope, and we want you to be here and continue your Life;Story.”

Melissa Larkin-Skinner, Regional CEO of Centerstone


Watch the video of the 2019 event.

Why should you participate in Centerstone’s Life;Story Run/Walk?

  • You’ve been personally impacted by depression
  • Raising awareness about depression and suicide prevention is important to you
  • You’re eager to eliminate the stigma around seeking treatment for mental illness and addiction
  • You want to ensure crisis services are available to people experiencing depression
  • You enjoy experiencing the outdoors with friendly and kind people
  • Running or walking is fun for you
  • To help Centerstone “deliver care that changes people’s lives”

How can you participate in the Life;Story event?

  • Register as a runner or walker at the event (runners will be timed)
  • Register as a virtual participant and run or walk wherever you are located
  • Donate to provide support for Centerstone services
  • Become a sponsor or volunteer: contact Nancy Low at lifestory@centerstone.org or 941-782-4341

What’s up with the semicolon (;)?

A semicolon is a punctuation mark that indicates there is more to come – unlike a period which indicates the end. Every life has a story worth telling. Centerstone wants anyone who has been touched by depression or suicide to know it does not represent the end. Whether you have lost a loved one to suicide or have experienced depression yourself, know there is more to come.

Where does Centerstone provide services?

Centerstone offers mental health and addictions care around the nation. In Florida, we have facilities in Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. To learn more, click here.

For more info

For more information on the race, contact Race Director Matthew Kirchman at mattk@Fit2Run.com or call 941-737-2316.
For sponsorship or volunteer information, contact Nancy Low at lifestory@centerstone.org or call 941-782-4341.


Special Thanks to our 2019 Top Sponsors:

The Academy at Glengary
Sunset Automotive Group
Florida Patio Furniture

Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit Centerstone.org.