Life;Story holds suicide prevention race

WWSB ABC7 News at 11pm
Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 5:42 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2023 at 4:24 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Centerstone, a community-based nonprofit, hosted their 21st annual Life;Story race at Nathan Benderson Park yesterday, Sept. 24. The event aims to prevent suicide by raising awareness and ending the stigma associated with discussing it.

The race began at 7 AM--more than 700 were expected to attend, raising funds for people in the community who need access to crisis services.

After the race, Life;Story hosted multiple guest speakers, had a community health and wellness expo, and released doves.

The cities of Sarasota and Palmetto, as well as Manatee and Sarasota counties, have officially named September 23rd Suicide Prevention Day.