Recovery Resources To Host 10th Annual Run for Recovery
Recovery Resources – a leading provider of outpatient mental health and addiction treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services – will host its 10th annual Run for Recovery on Saturday, August 13, at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
This year’s event begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a 5K, 1 Mile Wellness Walk and Kids Fun Run. Those unable to join in person can register to participate virtually. Registration and sponsorship information is available at recres.org/RunforRecovery.
“The run creates a space for all of us to come together to celebrate those who are in recovery, support those who are in their journey and remember those we have lost,” Recovery Resources Executive Director Seona Goerndt said. “Proceeds from the event and sponsorships support important programming and other needs clients have that, when not addressed, get in their way of receiving care and services, such as transportation, food and clothing.”
Cuyahoga County residents are suffering from mental illness or substance addiction in unprecedented numbers, and Recovery Resources and its partners at MetroHealth are working tirelessly to address the crisis.
Mental illness affects an estimated 260,000 people in Cuyahoga County. In addition, 675 individuals died of drug overdoses in 2021 in Cuyahoga County.
In 2019, MetroHealth partnered with Recovery Resources to expand services for the community and allow patients to receive coordinated care for physical health, mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions. And this fall, MetroHealth will open a state-of-the-art Behavioral Health Hospital in Cleveland Heights.
The Run for Recovery is hosted by Recovery Resources’ Associate Board, which is comprised of community-minded young professionals and volunteers.
“I participate in Run for Recovery as a way to acknowledge and honor my mom,” said Tera N. Coleman, Associate Board Member and Run for Recovery Co-Chair. “My family has made the celebration of Team Sabrenna an annual tradition. I hope that she and others feel the pride and appreciation we share for those on the journey”
Katie Makar, Associate Board Member and Run for Recovery Co-Chair, added, “I participate in the Run for Recovery to support our community and those who have been impacted by mental illness and addiction. The Run for Recovery is a great opportunity to unite for a great cause."
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.