The 4th annual Stand Up to Stigma 5k walk/run returns Sunday, May 15 after a two-year hiatus. Event registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students, which includes a t-shirt, runner’s bib, food, and refreshments to the first 800 paid registrants. Those interested are encouraged to sign up for the family-friendly walk/run.
This event aims to overcome the stigma, bring awareness to, and treat mental health issues as any other health problem in our community. After the race, registrants are invited to enjoy a post-race bash featuring a photo booth, snacks, refreshments, mental health information, and more.
“Around the country, organizations like ours strive to raise awareness for and educate the public about mental illness and, in doing so, reduce and eliminate stigmas and other misconceptions about mental health,” said Edward Field, MBA, vice president and administrator of the Behavioral Medicine Center.
To learn more about the event and register, visit LLUBMC.org/StandUp.