The 2020 Life;Story Program - We're Glad You're Here!
Welcome by Rev. James T. Golden, Centerstone Board Chair
About Life;Story - Melissa Larkin-Skinner, CEO
TRIBUTE Presenting Sponsor - Joan Geyer, The Academy at Glengary / Sunset Automotive Group
2020 Life;Story Champions - presented by Melissa Larkin-Skinner, CEO
Featured Speakers - Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight and Kevin Hines (Survivor, Author, Global Public Speaker, #BeHereTomorrow)
Closing Remarks - Patricia Lucas, 2020 TRIBUTE Presenting Sponsor and Life;Story Co-Chair
The Life;Story Program video will continue to be available. Encourage others to view and hear wonderful speakers share their messages that celebrate hope. If you'd like to see more of Kevin Hines' story, subscribe to his YouTube channel.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the
2020 Virtual Life;Story 5K/10K Run and Walk for Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention.
Life;Story looked considerably different this year, but the mission remained the same - to share the message that depression is common and treatable, suicide can be prevented, and to raise funds that will provide care for people with little to no resources. Depression and suicide are very serious issues in our communities and the virtual format allowed us to continue the good work of the event while maintaining social distancing, as we get through the pandemic together. We appreciate your grace and patience as we navigated this year's Life;Story format.
Runners, walkers, and donors participated from at least 15 states and the UK! It's exciting to know that the Life;Story message is being shared out into the world! Thank you for being a part of Life;Story this year.
"If you ever have any suicidal thoughts or feelings in the future, what I want you to try to remember is....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, Centerstone Regional CEO at 2019 Life;Story event
There's still time to share your registration donation link with others and FUNDRAISE to help Centerstone provide important mental health and addictions services in DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.
The 2021 Life;Story 5K/10k will be held on September 25th at Nathan Benderson Park. We hope to see you there!
Always remember, there's more to your Life; there's more to your Story.
*This event is a fundraiser, therefore we cannot offer refunds.
VIRTUAL 10K Run ClosedOnline registration closed
$40.00Feb 6 – Aug 31
$45.00Sep 1 – Sep 26
VIRTUAL 5K Run ClosedOnline registration closed
$35.00Feb 6 – Aug 31
$40.00Sep 1 – Sep 26
VIRTUAL 5K Walk ClosedOnline registration closed
This event will not be timed in 2020.
$30.00Feb 6 – Aug 31
$35.00Sep 1 – Sep 26
VIRTUAL 5K - Student ClosedOnline registration closed
$15.00Feb 6 – Sep 26
VIRTUAL Kids' Races Closed
For ages 3-12 as of September 26, 2020
$11.00Feb 6 - Sep 26
Centerstone Staff Registration - Payroll Deduction (Staff ID required) ClosedOnline registration closed
For any event
Feb 6 – Sep 26
What We Do
Depression affects 20-25% of American adults in a given year, and only half of those experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages and 2nd leading cause for Florida residents ages 10-24. On average, one person dies by suicide every three hours in the state of Florida. This public health crisis has to be eradicated, and Centerstone is here to help.
Centerstone offers state-of-the-art mental health and addictions care with facilities in Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. Our goal is to ensure that crisis services are available to anyone experiencing depression or thoughts of suicide. By supporting the Annual Life;Story 5K/10K, you are helping us "deliver care that changes people's lives" in Florida.
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and addictions 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.
- August 25 12:00 AM EDT - Deadline for teams of 15+ to be registered and have team name on shirt
- August 31 12:00 AM EDT - Last day for early registration prices
- September 14 10:00 AM EDT - Packet pick up at Centerstone Admin (call 941-782-4341 before entering) - 391 6th Ave W, Bradenton,
- September 15 10:00 AM EDT - Packet pick up at Centerstone Admin (call 941-782-4341 before entering) - 391 6th Ave W, Bradenton,
- September 16 11:00 AM EDT - Packet pick up at Fit2Run - UTC - Sarasota, FL
- September 17 11:00 AM EDT - Packet pick up at Fit2Run - UTC - Sarasota, FL
- September 26 2:00 PM EDT - Life;Story Program and Awards
- Event contact
- Nancy Low