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Thursday, December 10th – Shop for a cause!

Look & feel good this holiday season! Cross some people off your holiday shopping list (and pick up a few things for yourself, too!) while giving back to the Gainesville community. On December 10th from store open to close, 10% of each sale made in person and online at will benefit Meridian Behavioral Healthcare and their Telehealth program.

Saturday, February 6th – Miles for Meridian

Start your morning off with the 3rd annual Miles for Meridian chocolate-themed 5k walk/run/roll at the Tioga Town Center and through the Town of Tioga on Saturday, February 6th! This event is sure to be a crowd-pleaser so bring out the family, call up some friends and show your support for Meridian during the sweetest morning in town.

Depending on that status of Covid-19 and CDC guidelines as of January 6th, the alternative plan is Run the Race Virtually with your shirt, runners number, finisher medal, and other swag available for drive thru pick-up or shipped (if not in the Gainesville area). OR: No Fee Deferral to 2022.Health and Safety is our first concern, so we will be closely monitoring the situation and follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors!

Thursday, May 13th – Steps to Wellness

Meridian is honored to host its 5th Annual Steps To Wellness! This event is a catered luncheon with a guest speaker and silent auction to enjoy. Check-in and silent auction opens at 11:00 am and the program begins at 11:30 am.

With your support, proceeds from this event will further Meridian’s mission to promote the health, recovery, and well-being of those affected by mental illnesses and substance use disorders through prevention, coordinated treatment, and supportive services.

Tickets to go on sale March 1, 2021!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors!

Event Partnership

Thank you for considering Meridian for your philanthropic efforts! Event partnerships are independently planned activities organized by a group outside of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. Inc. An event partnership can be anything from hosting a bowling tournament, a fundraiser at your place of employment (like a dress down day at work), or everything in between and investing the money raised into Meridian. Meridian is proud to be the beneficiary of these event partnerships. For more information about hosting your own event, please contact Stephanie Esposito, Director of Advancement, at 352.374.5600 x8630 or Or, if you are eager to share your event idea with us, please complete and submit this Event Partnership Plan and Stephanie will reach out to you

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