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Moore Equity in Mental Health 5k

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APA's 5K: Run, Walk or Roll

Benefitting APA Foundation's Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Initiative

Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

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The American Psychiatric Association is excited to welcome you to our second annual Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K Run, Walk & Roll, set for Saturday, July 9, 2022.

The inaugural event helped raise more than $75,000 to support mental health equity for young people of color, while promoting awareness and education about this imperative issue. We thank everyone who participated last year and look forward to our 2022 goal to raise $100,000.

Register today to get involved as we work to address mental health inequities facing young people of color, while honoring mental health advocate Bebe Moore Campbell. Your time and dollars go a long way to make a difference for young people of color facing the mental health challenges and the impact of systemic racism.

About the Program

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Together we can make an impact. APA encourages its members, District Branches, and the community at large to join us for a day of learning, camaraderie, and movement.

In Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, APA will host an in-person 5K run, walk, and roll at Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C. Warm up and stretching from 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. and start time at 8:00 a.m.

In Your Home Community

In addition, throughout the day, all participants are encouraged to show their support by completing a 5K at-home or in their community.

Online Program

The event will also include an online component. Stay tuned for our official event program that will guest speakers who will educate participants about the mental health and substance use inequities experienced by children, adolescents and young adults of color.

Get Social

Use the hashtag #MooreEquityinMentalHealth to post fundraising updates, a mid-5K selfie or a group photo on social media and encourage your fellow participants in their own efforts!

Register for the Event, Donate, and Start Fundraising

Participants can show their support by registering to participate in the virtual program and 5K, and then by donating to / fundraising for the Community Grants Program to help impact the lives of young people of color throughout the U.S.

Participation in the virtual program and 5K is not required to donate/fundraise, but is strongly encouraged.

Register, Donate, and Set Up Individual or Team Fundraising Pages Below:

Register, Donate and Fundraise

Fundraising Tiers

Registration for the virtual program and 5K is free, but all individuals who personally fundraise $100 or more will receive the following event items:

Impact Tier One - $100 - $249.99 *

Reach this fundraising tier by June 6, and receive these two items by July 9.

  • Sport-Tek® PosiCharge™ Tee (or similar)
  • Race Medal

Impact Tier Two - $250 - $499.99 *

  • Sport-Tek® PosiCharge™ Tee (or similar)
  • Race Medal
  • H2Go Concord Metallic Bottle (or similar)

Impact Tier Three - $500+ *

  • Sport-Tek® PosiCharge™ Tee (or similar)
  • Race Medal
  • H2Go Concord Metallic Bottle (or similar)
  • North Face® DryVent™ Rain Jacket (or similar)

* Amounts raised will be calculated from amounts collected between April 1, 2022 and July 31, 2022. Event items, unless otherwise noted, will be shipped during the month of August 2022.

Bebe Moore Campbell & the Award for Moore Equity in Mental Health

Bebe Moore Campbell was a mental health equity champion and a New York Times bestselling author who tirelessly worked to bring public awareness to minority mental health. Her work was inspired from her personal experiences with a family member. APA strives to continue her visionary work through this annual event to benefit a newly established award, named after Campbell.

The Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program was established in 2021 by APA's Division of Diversity and Health Equity in partnership with the APA Foundation. The initiative supports individuals and community organizations that have undertaken innovative awareness programs and/or have provided services to improve the mental health of young people of color.

Become an Event Sponsor or Non-profit Partner

We are actively seeking corporate sponsors and non-profit partners for this event. Sponsorship comes with a variety of branding and recognition benefits at different levels.

Interested in being a corporate sponsor or non-profit partner? Questions about sponsorships and partnerships? Email Kit Hall at [email protected].

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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