Cary, NC— One out of five children living in the United States will experience a mental disorder in a given year, but many families in the Triangle cannot afford the help their children desperately need. In conjunction with Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the Lucy Daniels Center (LDC) will hold its second annual “Inside Out” 5K Run/Walk for Children’s Mental Health on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Center’s Family Support Fund. 

Currently, ninety percent of families receiving services at the Center pay less than the full cost of services rendered. “Sadly, mental health treatment has become a privilege for many children,” said Donald Rosenblitt, M.D., Executive and Clinical Director, LDC. “The Family Support Fund helps ensure that all our families are able to receive services regardless of their ability to pay.”

The race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Lucy Daniels Center, located at 9003 Weston Parkway in Cary.  Early registration price is $30 for all participants; day-of registration is $35. Following the run/walk, live music will be provided by The Heartfelt Chickens as well as activities including corn hole, chair massages, face painting, and arts and crafts.  O2 Fitness will be offering a pre- and post-race stretch. In addition, Zumba will also be offered as a warm-up alternative. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in each age bracket.

Major sponsors include Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Morningstar Law Group, and O2 Fitness. Other sponsors include Bojangles, 55 Self Storage of Cary, Gard Wellness Center Omega Sports, Peak Form Massage, and Pepsi Bottling Company. Limited sponsorships are still available.

To find out more about the “Inside Out” 5K Run/Walk and how to get involved, please visit:

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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.  For more information, please visit