Healthy Communities of Clinton County held its 'Stepping on Stigma 5K'

Healthy Communities of Clinton County held the 2nd annual Stepping on Stigma 5k on Saturday.

Posted: May 11, 2019 7:55 PM
Updated: May 11, 2019 11:43 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind (WLFI)—Healthy Communities of Clinton County held its second annual Stepping on Stigma 5k on Saturday at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.

This is part of the Stepping on Stigma movement in the area to stop the stigma of mental health, start the conversation about mental health, and bring much needed resources to the area.

There were more than 200 participants in the 5k on Saturday, along with vendors, food trucks, and family friendly activities. All participants received a medal and goody bag with mental health resources and information.

This annual event is free to the community in order to bring awareness to mental health.

Healthy Communities partners each year with the Buck Up Foundation, which was created by the Cooper Family (pictured below) in honor of their son Brayton who lost his battle with mental illness in 2016.

Both Healthy Communities' goal and Buck Up Foundation's goal is to stop the stigma surrounding mental health.

With sponsorship this event was able to take place. 

Healthy Communities of Clinton County wants to continue making a difference in the arena of mental health.

Sponsership for the 'Stigma 5k' was provided by but not limited to: IU Health Foundation, 4 County Counseling, Sycamore Springs, Community Howard Regional Health, and Covering Kids and Families.

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