May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a 5K Run/Walk set for Saturday, May 19, will help support Rockland County residents and their families who are impacted by mental illness. The event will take place at Rockland Lake State Park. It is co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Rockland (MHA of Rockland) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Rockland).

“It’s time to break the stigma of mental illness which prevents people from getting the help they deserve,” Sandra Wolf, president of NAMI Rockland, said. “Mental Health Month gives all of us a valuable opportunity to celebrate the tremendous strides this nation has made in promoting mental health. It also helps increase the public’s knowledge that effective services and support are available.”

Proceeds will fund programs, provide education, create advocacy and support services for Rockland County residents. In addition to the run/walk, there will be events for children, food, raffles, music, giveaways and a wellness area that can be enjoyed by all.

  • Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration, 9 a.m. Run, 9:05 a.m. Walk, 11 a.m. Awards
  • Location: Rockland Lake State Park
  • Parking: Free before 8 a.m.; $12 after 8 a.m.
  • Entry Fees: $25 adults, $10 high school students, free for children under 12
  • Register: raceroster.com/17129
  • Contact Velvet Reda at 845-267-2172 x257 or [email protected]

Major sponsors of the event include Good Samaritan Hospital, SUEZ, Apple Bank, Cosmetic Dentistry Associates, Genoa Pharmacy and John M. Perry Post 1044, The American Legion.


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