APA's 5K: Run, Walk or Roll
Benefitting APA Foundation's Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | Wheaton, Maryland or in Your Home Communities
Join APA for the 2023 MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K
Join us in combating mental health inequities facing young people of color and in honoring mental health advocate Bebe Moore Campbell. Your time and dollars can help make a difference for young people of color facing mental health challenges and the impact of systemic racism. Funds raised benefit the APA Foundation Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program, which supports community organizations that have undertaken innovative awareness programs and/or have provided services to improve the mental health of young people of color.
This year's race will tentatively take place at Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton, Maryland, and we welcome runners from across the country to participate virtually by running in their home communities.
In 2022, we raised more than $100,000 benefitting APAF's MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program. Help us surpass that goal this year by fundraising and donating as part of the 2023 race!
For more information on the race, participating, and fundraising, visit the link below:
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 Program 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.
2022 Race Highlights – Over $100K Raised in 2022!
2023 Grand Marshall: Jay Barnett
Jay Barnett is a former professional athlete turned Mental Health Expert, renowned for his expertise in personal development, holistic well-being, finding your voice, and healing. With a unique perspective shaped by his athletic background, Jay empowers individuals and organizations to overcome obstacles, heal from past traumas, and achieve optimal mental health. Through engaging speaking engagements, bestselling books, and transformative programs, he inspires resilience, promotes self-discovery, and fosters a culture of emotional intelligence. Jay's passion for helping others find their voice and experience healing has made him a sought-after resource in the field, delivering impactful results and transformative change.
Event Sponsors and Non-Profit Partners
Download the APA MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K Sponsorship Prospectus (.pdf) to view sponsorship and partnership opportunities. For more information email [email protected].