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Gear Up for the 4th Annual APA & APAF Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K Run, Walk, & Roll

  • May 15, 2024

The APA and APA Foundation is thrilled to announce the Fourth Annual MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K, happening nationwide both remotely (in your home community) and in-person at Wheaton Regional Park, in Silver Spring Maryland, on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Wherever you are, your participation matters. Whether you choose to run, walk, or roll in your own community, you're contributing to a larger cause. Proceeds from this 5K directly benefit the APA/APAF’s MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program, supporting innovative initiatives aimed at addressing mental health disparities among young people of color across the USA.

Move with Purpose, Wherever You Are

This event isn't just about crossing a finish line; it's a significant stand against systemic racism and the mental health obstacles faced by youth of color. Last year's runners, walkers, rollers, and supporters painted an inspiring picture:

  • 495 Participants
  • 44 Teams
  • Representing 31 States + 6 Countries
  • Supported by 670 Donors
  • A Grand Total of $81,000 Raised

Help us reach our 2024 fundraising goal of exceeding $100,000.

Why We Run, Walk and Roll

Established in 2021 by APA's Division of Diversity and Health Equity, the APA MOORE Equity in Mental Health Initiative celebrates Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month each summer with a series of community-wide events focused on mental health equity for young people of color through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Our efforts are a tribute to mental health advocate Bebe Moore Campbell, a New York Times bestselling author and unwavering champion for mental health equity. Her life's work was fueled by personal experiences and an unyielding commitment to shining a light on minority mental health. Through this work, we aim to expand the reach of her vision and honor her dedication.

Sign Up, and Gear Up Today

Registration and participation are free. Individuals who fundraise will receive official 5K swag. Raise $100 by June 14, 2024, and receive our 4th Annual Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K T-Shirt and Medal by race day. You can also continue to earn more great rewards for going above and beyond with all your fundraising. Be sure to check out our fundraiser incentives.

Run, Walk, or Roll and Join Us!

If you’re interested in additional ways to honor the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell this July, APA is rolling out a series of fun events all summer long, including a community fair, youth summit, and roundtable discussion. Learn more about the 2024 Moore Equity in Mental Health Initiative.

For more information or questions on any of APA's Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month events, please email [email protected].

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