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Run-4-Life 2016

May 13, 2016 – May 14, 2016 all-day
Erin Tighe

Each year, three teams of Vinfen staff, supporters, and people we serve run together in the annual Run-4-Life relay. The 190-mile run from Hull to Provincetown, MA  raises awareness and funds for people with psychiatric conditions served by Vinfen.

You can make a difference without even lacing your sneakers. Support Vinfen staff, supporters, and people we serve as they run 190 miles together on May 13-14.

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People with psychiatric conditions experience one of the most significant health disparities in the country. Compared with the general population, people with major mental illness lose 25-30 years of normal life span. This is largely due to treatable medical conditions that are caused by lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, obesity, and inadequate access to medical care. The good news is that people can take steps to influence these factors, and significantly reduce the likelihood of an adverse health outcome.

With your support, Vinfen can enhance the health and well-being of those with psychiatric conditions by developing innovative programs that increase health awareness, encouraging physical activity and nutrition education, creating opportunities for exercise and fitness, and promoting community involvement and partnerships to promote healthy living.

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