CLAYTON, NC – Next week, runners from across the state will prepare for the Strides for Mental Health 5K on May 20 at Municipal Park in Clayton.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is why the Alumni of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority of Johnston County He organized the event to raise awareness about mental health in Johnston County.
Sorority organizer and president Telia Virgin said this is 11Th For the year of the event and the income will benefit North Carolina House of Hope in Clayton.
“We don’t just want to talk about mental health. We want to talk about how it affects every aspect of our lives,” said Dengal.
“We are very excited about this event because this event not only raises awareness but also supports a great cause. So we look forward to seeing people come,” she said.
Community members love it Daedric Moon He saw the cause and felt inspired to show support and fight the stigma surrounding mental health.
“It’s personal to me because there is a stigma around mental health in the African American community. We often don’t get the help we need because of a lack of resources and unwillingness,” Moon said.
“I want to be a voice for the community and say, hey, I’m a person who suffers from a mental health condition. “I went out and got the help I needed, and I continue to get help,” he said. The help I need. And I want people to see themselves in me.
After the race, a health and wealth fair, blood drive and more will be held.
Registration It’s $25 for people 13 and older and $10 for 12 and younger.