Walk to help spread awareness of mental health

March 12, 2018 by  

The 5th annual Move for Mental Health Run/Walk and Fun Fest is taking place next month in Medicine Hat. It is held to draw attention to the Community Coming Together project which is part of the Mental Health Capacity Building Initiative.

It is a 2K or 4K run/walk that is held yearly during Mental Health Awareness Week. Participation is free of charge and those taking part are asked to wear something with green since it is the color of mental health awareness. It is open to people of all ages.

In addition to the run/walk, there will be a Family Self-Care Fair where local organizations will be providing information about available services and programs. There will also be a Kids’ Fun Zone with lots of family-friendly activities. Refreshments will also be served.

The Community Coming Together project provides programs for Medicine Hat schools which includes education and access to necessary services.

Organizers of marathons and walks like these will often invest in banner printing services from local printers to help mark off the start and finish line.

The Move for Mental Health Run/Walk and Fun Fest will be held at Kin Coulee Park on April 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. To learn more about the event or about Community Coming Together, contact Patti Wagman at 403-580-0147.