South Florida Heroes 6k
Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road
Coconut Creek, FL
The charity beneficiary for this race is the Susan B Anthony Recovery Center located in Pembroke Pines, FL (South Florida). The mission of the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center is to transform families by providing help, hope and healing for mothers and their children to live responsible, drug-free lives. The Center is the only residential treatment facility in Broward County that allows the children to reside with their mothers. This removes the number one reason for women to not enter treatment as it prevents their children from being place in the Foster Care system. In 2010 the Susan B Anthony Recovery Center pursued and achieved accreditation with CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). This achievement is an indication of our organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.
A unique 6k run/walk presented by Medivance Billing Service with Accuchip Timing. Awards presented to top three male and female overall and age group winners. Award ceremony will be followed by a free raffle with great prizes, activities, food for the whole family and DJ. Create a team to join our TEAM CHALLENGE during the registration process and the largest will win a prize for the whole team!
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K in South Florida? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today, with your name and phone number and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you! Volunteers have the option to run the race, too and get a free Volunteer T-shirt!
Each Participants will receive:
- A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
- Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
- Post Race Nutrition
- Opportunity to win raffle prizes (for spectators too!)
For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact: heroes6K@frnmail.com
Motivation for the Event
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 22 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. 10 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.
Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) has ignited a grassroots movement called “Heroes in Recovery” to celebrate the heroic efforts of individuals, families, healthcare professionals and institutions in fostering a society where people can seek the help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated. It intends 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.
Much like similar movements for Cancer Research or AIDS Awareness, it’s important for the public to understand, embrace, and encourage people who are finding a way to thrive within their own circumstances and live the lives that they desire and deserve.