CARY, NC – Lucy Daniels Center’s first annual Inside Out 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, May 10 in celebration of National Children’s Mental Health Month. More than 200 people participated in the event to help bring greater awareness to children’s emotional health and provide funding for Lucy Daniels Center mental health programs. “We could not be more thrilled with the turnout and the support,” said Sarah Winslow, event chair and a member of the Lucy Daniels Center Board of Directors. “Triangle supporters helped us raise $30,000 for the mental health care of families and children who would not otherwise be able to afford our services.”
Mental illness impacts everyone regardless of race, age, religion or economic status. Nearly 20 million children throughout the United State—one in every five—are impacted every year with a diagnosis. The Lucy Daniels Center is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit children’s mental health agency in the Triangle that serves the needs of children identified. “We’re working daily at the Lucy Daniels Center to help children grow emotionally from the inside out while advancing the fields of children’s mental health and education,” said Donald Rosenblitt, M.D., clinical and executive director of the Lucy Daniels Center. “We’re so pleased with the community’s response to the Inside Out 5K. It further proves that we live in a community that truly cares.”
Live music was provided by the Heartfelt Chickens, along with corn hole, face painting, and arts and crafts. Prizes were given to the top runners in each age bracket.
Major sponsors of the event included CAHEC, Inc., Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, White & Stradley, PLLC, Ken Eudy and Linda Davis, Fullsteam Brewery, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Omega Sports, and Think Tech Advisors.
More information about the Inside Out 5K and a complete list of sponsors is available online at http://www.lucydanielscenter.org/news-events/the-inside-out-5k-run-walk.
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ABOUT LUCY DANIELS CENTER
Now in its third decade of service to children and families, the Lucy Daniels Center is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the Triangle’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle and is conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information, visit www.lucydanielscenter.org.