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Centerstone’s 21st annual Life;Story 5K/10K race raises $160k to support mental health and crisis services in Florida

Centerstone’s Life;Story 5K/10K race was held on September 23rd at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, and this year raised more than $160,000 to support mental health and crisis services for people with little to no resources. A nonprofit health system specializing in mental health and addiction care, Centerstone has hosted the Life;Story race for over two decades and has grown it from a small southwest Florida event to one that includes participants from all across the country.

This year’s race saw 762 participants from 15 states. Thirty-one community partners participated in the Health and Wellness Expo that took place in conjunction with the race.

“The primary mission of the Life;Story race is to spread the important message that your life matters. Life can be difficult and overwhelming, our emotions can get the better of us somedays. We want you to know we care, we are here to help, we want your Life;Story to continue,” said Melissa Larkin-Skinner, regional chief executive officer at Centerstone.

This year’s event speakers included Centerstone’s very own Blas Villalobos, CEO of Centerstone’s Military Services and United States Marine Corp Veteran and Renee Hayes, Martin County School District and Suicide Survivor.

Premier presenting sponsors for this year’s race included Patricia Lucas, and Sunset Automotive Group partnered with Academy at Glengary, and AKVM Roofs Windows Solar. The 22nd  Life;Story 5K/10K race is planned for Saturday, September 28, 2024. Visit CenterstoneLifeStory.org for more information and to sign up.

About Centerstone:
Centerstone is a nonprofit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments for people of all ages. Services are available in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, school-based services, telehealth, and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also offers specialized programs available nationwide for the military community, as well as services for children, including therapeutic foster care. Centerstone’s Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best evidence-based practices for use across our communities. Centerstone’s Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support the work and mission of delivering care that changes people’s lives. Learn more by visiting Centerstone.org.

For more information or to set-up an interview, please contact mediainquiries@centerstone.org

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