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Going the distance for healing art

A skateboarding marathon for a cause

Randy McClelland, BuildCMH Project director, is a CMH caregiver, a local artist and a skateboarder. He'll combine those three important aspects of his life when he attends the 24-hour Homestead-Miami Ultraskate from February 10-11, 2023.

Over the course of a day, he'll skate as many miles as possible around the world-famous Homestead-Miami Speedway. He is collecting pledges per mile skated to support the CMH Foundation and the purchase of art for the healing environment.

"Just to be able to connect those three things together — my career, the organization that I work for, Columbia Memorial, and then to be able to tie in skateboarding and artwork — To be able to connect those three things together to my community is a true privilege, I believe," McClelland says. "It makes it very meaningful for me to go out there and do this."

CMH has had a longstanding commitment to placing art in the healing environment, in part due to its Planetree philosophy of person-centered care.

"I truly believe in the end, it will benefit the community to see such a great healing environment put in place," McClelland says.

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