Running a Marathon for Mental Health: Dolores and Allen’s son, Ryan Mortimer, who is also a board member for HOME, ran in the Disney Marathon on January 8, 2017 to support HOME and raise awareness of our work in mental health throughout the community. Ryan successfully completed his 26.2 mile marathon for mental health and HOME! His pace was 10:27 min/mile and he finished in 4:33:42. We are proud of his dedication to the House Of Mercy and Encouragement!
In his own words, Ryan explains why he ran the 26.2 mile race, “The race is symbolic of the approach to managing mental health issues. Help is never instant, it requires hard work and perseverance to see the results. The road to healing is a marathon, not a sprint.”
How inspiring! You can support The House of Mercy and Encouragement, as well as Ryan’s continued efforts to raise awareness of mental health issues here: http://www.houseofmercy-fl.org/donations/big-dreams-for-home