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Stairways to hold second annual Tread on Stigma

Friday, September 05, 2014

Do your part to help stomp out the shame associated with mental illness by taking part in Stairways Behavioral Health’s second annual Tread on Stigma for Wellness Saturday, Sept. 27 at Presque Isle State Park.

Tread on Stigma is an untimed 5k run/walk for employees, clients and friends of Stairways aimed at addressing wellness, building comradery and as a way to raise awareness about the mental and physical illnesses that afflict the people we serve.

Participants can form a team, set a fundraising goal and raise money by procuring sponsorships. Registration is $15 per person, while kids 12 and under walk for free.

Registration for the walk will begin at 8 a.m. with the walk following at 9 a.m. at the Erie Runners’ Club Pavilion at Beach 1. Prizes will be awarded following the conclusion of the event.

The walk will support the Client Wellness Fund, which benefits Stairways’ clients in there wellness pursuits by helping purchase items such as gym memberships, sneakers and nutritional activities.

To register, please visit www.stairwaybh.org/walk.

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