Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Run for Clifford Beers

NEW HAVEN — Hundreds of people plan to participate in the 1st Annual Clifford Beers Clinic Race for Change May 9 at East Rock Park.
The race gives the community the opportunity to participate in a brisk walk or run to raise awareness and support for the Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic.
The certified 5K course runs along the base of East Rock Park (not up East Rock!) and passes stately homes on Livingston and Everit St. Bring the whole family; there will be a ½ mile non-competitive kid’s run, face painting, and live music. Enjoy a post race party featuring food, beverages, and various family activities at Wilbur Cross High School.
The Race for Change benefits the Clifford Beers Clinic. Founded in 1913, Clifford Beers provides accessible community-based mental health services and advocacy that promote healthy and resilient lives for children and their families. Last year, more than 2,500 children and families from the Greater New Haven Area and Shoreline came to the Clinic seeking treatment.
"The Clifford Beers Race for Change is an outstanding event for the community to come together in support of children and families," remarked Alice M. Forrester, PhD, Clinic Executive Director. "We are also thrilled that the event will help raise awareness about the Clinic and the critical mental health services we provide children and their families to ensure a healthier community."
The race is organized by JB Sports, coordinator of New Haven, Christopher Martins, and Branford Road Races. For more information, visit jbsports.com or call (203) 481-5933. This event is sponsored by AmeriChoice by United Health Care; Lockton; Just Hatched; Yale; UNH Chargers; Colony Hardware; Home and Hearth Realty LLC; and Saxe, Doernberger, and Vita, P.C.

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