23. September 2017 - 17:00 till 20:30
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Into the Light: A 5k for Mental Health Awareness | Cook Campus Center | Saturday, 23. September 2017

Help raise awarness and break the stigma that surrounds mental health diseases.

Last year our father, Phil Mazzini, died by taking away his own life. Mental health diseases are real and we need to learn how to talk about these issues. Building a support system to help solve the many problems that circulate mental health is important and together we can make a difference.

As students at Rutgers University, we see the efforts that go into helping students deal with depression and anxiety. We wanted to help be the change to how mental health is handled both on and off campus.

If you know someone who struggles or has struggled with any mental health disease, if you struggle yourself, or if you simply want to suport this cause please donate to AFSP to fund scientific research and provide resources to those affected by *******.

The money that is put towards this donation page will go towards the American ******* Prevention Foundation for helping us organize this run and for bringing awareness to mental health diseases. The run will take place on Cook Campus at Rutgers University on September 23, 2017. Now, lets come together and all be a part of this change!

You can donate and sign up for the run at: goo.gl/AN8s5a

We hope to see you all there!
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  • Hi Sophia. We are running with the St. George AP Church. Do we register individually or as the church group? Looking forward to this event and congrats on your mental health awareness mission. It's much needed!!
  • Check out what we're doing at Affect Mental Health at affectmh.org! We would love to hear your story.
  • Remember to register for the run through our actual website in this event page description! Also follow our page Into the Light which will be our official Facebook going forward. See you all Saturday... WE CANT WAIT
  • We know everyone has a story to share and we want to know yours! To kickstart the event we want you to Send us a short video of you "in your element" (skating, biking, running, sitting at home, etc) explaining why you're running into the light. You can talk about who you're running for, why you want to rid the stigma, why this cause is important to you, etc. We're hoping to make a big video that includes all your smaller videos to be featured at the event! Please send your videos to our event email intothelight0801@gmail.com! Thanks everyone! We can't wait to see your videos!
  • Come join Affect Mental Health--a nonprofit in Boston--as we discuss how we're addressing problems in the mental health space!
  • Check out this awesome article written about the run! We're so excited you are all taking part in the change!! P.s. Make sure you click the picture and not the highlighted link... not sure why the highlighted link isn't working http://news.rutgers.edu/feature/devastated-father’s-*******-sisters-work-shed-light-mental-illness/20170709#.WWOQmWVLXlJ
  • Hey guys! The big day is coming up in only 2 months and we can't wait! Lets keep the ball rolling on these donations and spreading awareness! Please share the official flyer as much as you can and encourage people to run/walk into the light 😁 Also another reminder to register for the run through the website posted below! goo.gl/AN8s5a Phil Mazzini Yannah Mazzini Artemis Mazzini Aaron Torres Sarah Torez
  • Hi! Are people allowed to walk? I have family members who want to create a team with me who prefer to walk, but I will be running!
  • Emma is gonna win this JAUNT
  • aaaaaand if youre on Rutgers Campus tomorrow make sure you get yourself a bagel at the Gamma Phi Beta house or have it delivered to your study spot on college ave from 8 to 12 :)
  • Hey everyone! Just another reminder that you have to sign up through the actual website even if you reply "going" or "interested" to this facebook event!! Keep spreading the word people :)
  • **IMPORTANT** Just a reminder that even if you say you are "going" to the run you still must sign up through the actual link we have been posting!!!!! Feel free to sign up with a team or create a team with your friends! This might be a fun way to reach your personal fundraising goal! Thank you so much for all your love and support so far! Lets keep it moving and break the stigma ladies and gents
  • If I am in town I'll definitely come 😃
  • ALSO even if you respond that you are going to the run through this page you MUST still sign up through the link we provided in the description!!! thanks everyone :)
  • Hello everyone! We are so excited to get this event up and moving! Even if you respond "going" to this event, you must still sign up for the run through the actual website. You can sign up to run and donate here: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4911 Thank you!