Events at Vinfen

Events at Vinfen embody our values and mission of transforming lives together. Each event has a unique purpose or initiative where our staff, the people we serve and their families, community partners, and supporters are celebrated, essential funds are raised, and platforms are established to increase awareness and resources to better serve our community.

Vinfen hosts a suite of events on an annual basis. Vinfen’s Celebration of Family Partnerships honors the incredible people we serve and their family members within the Vinfen community. Our Moving Images Film Festival uses the power of film to host a free, community-building event that raises awareness, fosters important dialogue, and fights against the prejudices and discrimination often faced by the people we serve as well as the mental health and disability communities. Vinfen’s Run-4-Life serves as an annual fundraiser where donations support the health and well-being of the people we serve. And Vinfen’s Innovative Technology in Behavioral Health Conference creates an educational platform where technological advancements and the integration of digital technology with mental health are celebrated.

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September 15, 2023 - September 16, 2023

Vinfen’s Run-4-Life is back this year, taking place on September 15 through 16, 2023. The adventure will start in Bretton Woods, NH and will conclude at Hampton Beach. This 200-mile relay course will be run by Vinfen staff in shifts as they raise donations to enhance the health and well-being of the Vinfen community.

Why does Vinfen run for life? The average life expectancy for people with mental health conditions and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities is significantly shorter compared to the general population. This is largely due to treatable medical conditions that are caused by lifestyle risk factors like 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.

By running, we promote awareness and raise vital funds to support the health and wellness of the people we serve. All donations go directly to our Health and Wellness fund in order to award small microgrants to Vinfen programs that wish to develop initiatives that:

  • Increase overall health awareness
  • Encourage physical activity
  • Provide nutritional education and support healthy eating
  • Explore mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and other stress management activities
  • Promote community involvement and partnerships that support healthy living

If you are interested in participating, reach out to Events Coordinator Sarah Lopez at [email protected].

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September 15, 2023
September 16, 2023
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