SEVERE WX : Excessive Heat Warning View Alerts

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.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 97°
Kokomo
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 99°
Rensselaer
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 92°
Fowler
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 92°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 96°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 89°
Frankfort
Overcast
87° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 97°
Delphi
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 93°
Monticello
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 93°
Logansport
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 91°
Scattered Storms Return Sunday Afternoon
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events