Here are the key details for the Northern New Jersey event:
Saturday, October 3, 2015 Registration Begins: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. 5K Run Start: 9:45 a.m. Walk Start: 10:00 a.m. One Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ
$30 5K registration fee
No walker registration fee but earn incentives
No charge for children 12 and under and dogs
This is a video from MHANJ and hear from past participants about why they walk to fight stigma and raise awareness!
Fighting stigma and raising awareness around mental illness and substance use disorders is linked to Monarch’s work to create homes for the homeless.
NJ Counts 2015 found that 42% of homeless persons reported having some type of disability. The most common disabilities included mental health issues and substance abuse disorders. Among disabled adults, 56% reported mental health issues making it the most prevalent disability.