Ardmore, PA (March 6, 2015)— Minding Your Mind has been granted two charity entries for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run, it was announced today by Trish Larsen, executive director for Minding Your Mind. The race will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
“Minding Your Mind is grateful to the Blue Cross Broad Street Run for this generous opportunity,” said Larsen. “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 2014’s total of 32,000 finishers. Racers who qualify for the two charity entries belonging to Minding Your Mind will be assigned a bib number in exchange for raising a minimum of $1,000 in support of Minding Your Mind. Interested runners must contact firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2015.