September 9, 2013
5K to Benefit Peace River Center Recovery Services
Runners will gather at First Presbyterian Church on Lake Hollingsworth on Saturday, September 28 beginning at 7am for Peace River Center’s signature three mile run, R3FiveK which starts at 8am. The three Rs (R3) of the run are “Reduce stigma,” “Renew hope” and “Recover health”. The run is focused on the benefits of preventing and overcoming mental health and substance disorders within the community and is held in conjunction with National Recovery Month. Twenty percent of all adults in this country had a mental illness within the previous year, and an estimated 1.9 million youth had a major depressive episode which kept them from completing chores, school, or work and impacted their social lives and relationships with family.
The community is encouraged to show support for those who are working to achieve recovery from addictions or mental health disorders by participating in this event. The entry fee is $25 for pre-registered adults or $30 after Sep. 13. Special event sport tees will be given to pre-registrants, and prizes will be awarded to top finishers. Sponsors of the event include CPS Investment Advisors, Mulberry Pharmacy and Deborah Garringer. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Recovery Services programs of Peace River Center. To register or for more information about the event, contact Lauren at 863-519-0575 x 1114 or register on-line at www.active.com or http://www.floridaroadrace.com.
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