Pine Grove Behavioral Heath & Addiction Services announces their 2018 Annual 5k Care Run/Walk

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Mark your calendars for Pine Grove’s 2018 5K Care Run/Walk on April 28th in Downtown Hattiesburg to raise Mental Health Awareness

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is proud to announce their 2018 5K Care Run/Walk on April 28th in Downtown Hattiesburg’s Town Square Park. Registration for the event begins at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. Online registration is available by visiting It costs $25.00 to register and this fee includes a race T-shirt, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the construction of new playground equipment for Pine Grove’s Child and Adolescent Unit, which treats young people ages 5-17 years old. Debbie Sanford, Pine Grove’s Administrator said, “We are looking forward to hosting this year’s 5K Care Run/Walk, and appreciate the opportunity it provides our community to learn more about the positive impact healthy outdoor activities like running and walking have on mental health.”

This is the third year Pine Grove is hosting this event in honor of National Mental Health Month, which kicks off annually in May, and this year’s theme by Mental Health America is Fitness#4Mind4Body, and focuses on the relationship between physical health and mental health. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers in the race’s youth and adult categories and top walkers will also be recognized. The 5K Care Run/Walk also includes a drawing for some unique door prizes including specially engraved landscaping rocks. Pine Grove is proud to present this event in partnership with the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. Andrea Saffle, Executive Director of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association said, “Races like Pine Grove’s 5K Care Run/Walk are great because they attract people from all over our region and it’s an opportunity to show off Hattiesburg’s beautiful downtown and historic neighborhoods, while supporting a worthwhile cause.” Additionally, Pine Grove is proud to partner with area businesses that are supporting the 5K Care Run/Walk including Glory Bound Gyro Co., who is providing delicious race snacks from their menu for participants and drinks are being provided courtesy of Hattiesburg Coca-Cola.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is an extension of Forrest General Hospital, located in Hattiesburg, MS. Pine Grove’s world renowned programs treat gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers a substance abuse healing program for adults age 40 plus. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a treatment program for patients with sexual addiction. Inpatient Services including an Adult Psychiatric Unit, along with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, and Outpatient Services are other components. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for over 30 years.

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