Benefiting SSM Health Behavioral Health
Every person in our communities deserves access to compassionate, holistic care that address both their physical and mental wellbeing — and freedom from the stigma that too often causes patients to delay getting care for mental and behavioral health concerns. That’s why, each year, the Young Leaders of SSM Health are honored to provide a platform for decreasing the stigma around behavioral health and fundraising to support SSM Behavioral Health through the annual Pop the Stigma 5k Walk/Run. In light of COVID-19, mental/behavioral health awareness is even more important as anxieties resulting from the pandemic have had a profound effect on the behavioral health of all individuals, not just those with diagnosed conditions.
This year’s event will take place on August 28, 2021 at Tower Grove Park. The family-friendly 5k run/walk is open to participants of all ages and fitness levels, so don’t miss out on a day of beautiful scenery, fresh air, and festive giving!
- Registration: $30 (includes t-shirt and runner’s bib)
- Day of Event Check-in: 6:30am – 7:30am
- Race start time: 8:00am
- Awards and activities for participants, including an award for the top overall Male/Female pushing a stroller!
All funds raised through the Pop the Stigma 5k Walk/Run will support SSM Health Behavioral Health Care patients and providers in the St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson County, and Metro East regions.
Sponsorship opportunities for this year’s Pop the Stigma 5k Walk/Run are still available. Learn more about sponsoring this and other SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis events here.
Unable to participate in this year’s event? You can still help us reduce the stigma around mental health and make an impact on our communities by making a gift to support SSM Health Behavioral Health Care efforts.
Thank you for your interest in helping to break the stigma around behavioral health and ensure that everyone in our communities has access to exceptional and holistic health care.
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