Minding Your Mind Granted Charity Entries for the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Runners guaranteed entry and given a chance to help others

Ardmore, PA (February 23, 2016)Minding Your Mind has been granted four charity entries for the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run. The race will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

“Minding Your Mind is grateful to the Blue Cross Broad Street Run for this generous opportunity,” said Trish Larsen, the organization’s executive director. “The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is the largest ten-mile race in the United States, and an event revered in the Philadelphia region.  Runners who’ve dreamed of an opportunity to participate in this iconic race can partner with Minding Your Mind to achieve their personal goals, and help Minding Your Mind achieve ours.”

Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. The goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues and illnesses.  Educational programs provide information regarding signs and symptoms of these disorders, in addition to stressing that they are treatable and treatment is available.

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run began in 1980 with 1,500 runners and grew over the years to 2015’s total of over 41,000 registrants.  Racers who qualify for the four charity entries belonging to Minding Your Mind will be assigned a bib number in exchange for raising a minimum of $500 in support of Minding Your Mind.  Interested runners must contact Minding Your Mind by March 30, 2016.

 

About the Blue Cross Broad Street Run  The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is owned and managed by the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department with the cooperation of city agencies and more than 90 volunteer groups. The race is always held the first Sunday in May, and the course includes a variety of Philadelphia neighborhoods along Broad Street. The race raises funds for the American Cancer Society and supports numerous community and charity programs throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.