APA & APA Foundation's 5K:
Run, Walk & Roll

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

A Virtual Event At Home + In Your Community


You walked. You ran. You rolled. You donated.

And through your efforts, you helped raise more than $84,000 to support mental health equity for young people of color, in addition to promoting awareness and education about this vital issue.;

Thank you for making the inaugural MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K an amazing success. If you missed our virtual program that featured mental health advocate, broadcaster and former NFL wide receiver, Brandon Marshall, watch below.

And a special thank you to our sponsors for supporting our event. The fundraising period closes on July 31st – donate to the cause to help us hit $100,000.

We look forward to your participation next year during the Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month as we build on this year’s success to raise awareness for mental health inequities facing young people of color and to honor the staunch mental health equity advocate, Bebe Moore Campbell. Your participation matters and your efforts will make a tangible difference.

Save the date for next year’s event on July 9, 2022!


Brandon Marshall, mental health advocate, broadcaster and former NFL wide receiver, invites you to the Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K on Saturday, July 10.

Run, walk, and roll to help raise awareness for mental health inequities facing young people of color 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 Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority 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 young people of color.

 

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 of color. Throughout the day, 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 Community Grants Initiative to help impact the lives of young people of color 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 young people of color.

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.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

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Community, Non-Profit + Media Partners

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