Join APA Saturday, July 10 for a Virtual 5K: Run, Walk, or Roll

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

A Virtual Event At Home + In Your Community

Register and Start Fundraising

Run, walk, and roll to help raise awareness for mental health inequities facing Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) youth and to honor the staunch mental health equity advocate, Bebe Moore Campbell.

APA's Division of Diversity and Health Equity partnered with the APA Foundation (APAF) to create this community event to be hosted annually during BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month in July. The event will raise funds for APA Foundation's Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Initiative, which supports individuals and community organizations that have undertaken innovative awareness programs and/or have provided services to improve the mental health of BIPOC youth.

About the Virtual Program and 5K

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

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, APA will host a virtual program starting at Noon EDT. The program will feature guest speakers who will educate participants about the mental health and substance use inequities experienced by children, adolescents and young adults who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). After the virtual program, all participants are encouraged to show their support by completing a 5K at-home or in their community.

Use the hashtag #MooreEquityinMentalHealth to post fundraising updates, a mid-5K selfie or a socially-distanced 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 Grants Initiative to help impact the lives of BIPOC youth throughout the U.S.

Important: Participants must register via the Eventbrite registration form in order to participate in the virtual program and 5K.

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

Register to Run, Walk or Roll (free Eventbrite registration)

Donate to the Cause

Set Up An Individual Fundraising Page

Set Up or Join A Fundraising Team Page

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 May 31, 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 May 1, 2021 and July 31, 2021. Event items, unless otherwise noted, will be shipped during the month of August 2021.

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 Initiative 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 BIPOC youth.

Become an Event Sponsor or Non-profit Partner

The APA Foundation is actively seeking corporate sponsors and non-profit partners for this event. Sponsorship comes with a variety of branding and recognition benefits at different levels, which are summarized in the below prospectus.

Interested in being a corporate sponsor or non-profit parnter? Download our sponsorship prospectus (.pdf) here for an outline of sponsor levels and associated benefits.

Questions about sponsorships and partnerships? Email Kit Hall at khall@psych.org or Erin Spence at espence@psych.org.

Participant Marketing Toolkit

Help get the word out about the event and help recruit a running and fundraising team with the materials provided here:

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Suggested Accompanying Text: Join me July 10 for the Moore Equity in Mental Health virtual 5K! Run, walk, or roll in your community to raise awareness about mental health inequities facing BIPOC youth! Learn more at psychiatry.org/5K.

Team Flyer

Fill your information into this fillable team flyer (.docx) to promote your team and ask others to join. Note: Printing or saving as a PDF will remove the fillable gray form boxes.

Example Invitation Message:

Hi,

You’re invited to join me for the July 10 virtual Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K!

Whether you walk, run, roll, or support us, this 5kwill raise awareness about mental health inequities facing Black, Indigeneous and people of color (BIPOC) youth. Proceeds will go toward the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Initiative, and will support individuals and community organizations that are working to improve the mental health of BIPOC youth.

Register today to run, walk or roll in your community, donate, or set up or join a team to fundraise for the event. Visit the event page at psychiatry.org/5K to learn more.

I hope to (virtually) see you there!

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

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Community, Non-Profit + Media Partners

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