Home Base Southwest Florida hosts 5k at JetBlue Park on Saturday

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo
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Supporting veterans, service members and military families.

Home Base Southwest Florida, a local nonprofit, is dedicated to helping those who have sacrificed for our country. And on Saturday, they are hosting their signature event.

The organization is hosting its Fifth Annual Run to Home Base Florida at JetBlue Park.

It’s about raising awareness and money to support the care for veterans and active members of the military in our community.

Its mission is to heal mental health.

The spring training home of the Boston Red Sox is being transformed into a 5k run or a 1 mile walk to support veterans and their families.

Home Base Southwest Florida provides clinical services that have the goal of helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and substance use.

It’s $45 for adults, $25 for active-duty military and veterans and $20 for children under 14.

All of the money raised goes back to help local servicemembers.

“Help individuals who have served our country overcome some of the transitional challenges that they face when reintegrating back into the civilian world,” said Jason Cooper, assistant director of development for Home Base Southwest Florida. “Some of our experiences carry with us and some veterans and their families need that extra level of help just to reintegrate.”

This week, Collier County partnered with Home Base Southwest Florida to build a new outpatient mental health service for veterans.

You can register on site.

The opening ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m. at JetBlue Park and the run begins at 9 a.m.

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