Heroes in Recovery Announces Third Annual 6k Race In South Florida on April 25

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The Event Helps Break the Stigma Associated with Addiction and Mental Health and Includes $1500 Prize Purse For Top Finishers

Help Break the Stigma - Run the Race on April 25

This is the 18th in a series of 6k races held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment and recovery.

Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, returns to South Florida, for the third straight year for one of its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk events. The goal of the race is to garner support for people in recovery and to educate the community at large about behavioral health issues. The Heroes movement, ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), has been carried on the shoulders of supporters, advocates, friends, family members and all those touched by the disease of addiction and mental health issues.

Medivance Billing Service is the presenting sponsor of the Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk, which will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 7:00 am at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, FL. The race will begin and end in the park, taking participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) loop course inside the park.

The race includes cash prizes totaling $1500.00 to be presented to the top four males and females in the Overall and Masters Overall age division. Additional awards will be presented to the top four males and females for age group division, and the fourth place finishers will be recognized with the unique distinction of ‘Almost Podium’. All Registered participants will each receive a short-sleeve technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal. This is a family-friendly event and will include post-race nutrition and entertainment for race participants and spectators.

The charity beneficiary for this race is The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, a warm and caring treatment center specializing in services for substance-addicted pregnant women and mothers with children located in South Florida. The goal of the Center is to stop the cycle of substance addiction, family dysfunction, and homelessness by keeping the family together and fostering healthy relationships. The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center is the only facility in Broward County that allows children to reside with their mothers while receiving services needed to transform their lives.

This Heroes in Recovery event is the 18th in a series of 6k races that are held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment mental health needs and recovery. Previous events have taken place in Charlotte, NC, New York, NY, Palm Springs, CA, Louisville, CO, Coconut Grove, FL, Roswell, GA and Greenville, SC.

Early registration for all races is $25, regular registration is $30 increasing to $35, and day-of-race fees are $40.

For more information and to register go to http://www.heroes6k.com

About Heroes in Recovery:
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. Ten million Americans did not receive needed mental health care. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help.

Heroes in Recovery is a grassroots movement intended to remove the social stigma associated with people who are in recovery, to recognize the heroic effort it takes to overcome the obstacles in seeking help, and to celebrate the act of preventing the past from kidnapping the future. While the movement initially focuses on persons recovering from addictive behavior, it is meant also to recognize heroes recovering from many other types of disorders and trauma that can feed or manifest from an addiction.

The Heroes in Recovery 6K races serve as an educational tool for the community as well as a reminder to individuals that while they are on a personal journey of recovery, many others are on that road with them. For more information or to register for any of the Heroes 6K Races, go to HeroesInRecovery6K.com.

About Foundations Recovery Network:
Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. FRN’s treatment facilities include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, CA; The Canyon in Malibu, CA; La Paloma in Memphis, TN and Black Bear Lodge in Sautee, GA; as well as full-service outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, GA; Santa Monica, CA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; and Palm Springs, CA.

All Foundations Recovery Network treatment centers practice a system of care that treats co-occurring disorders in a fully integrated approach for lasting recovery. For more information, please visit http://www.foundationsrecoverynetwork.com.

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