RMHA’s 8th Annual “Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies 5K Run/Walk”
Set for Sun., April 23
WPIX-TV CORRESPONDENTS MARIO DIAZ & JAY DOW TO SERVE AS HONORARY STARTERS
BRONX, N.Y. – The Riverdale Mental Health Association (www.rmha.org) will host its eighth annual Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies 5K Run/Walk on Sun., April 23rd. Registration opens at 9 a.m. at Van Cortlandt Park’s Tortoise & Hare Statue (Broadway & 246 St.) and the 5K will start at 11 a.m.
WPIX-TV News correspondents Mario Diaz and Jay Dow, who reported Channel 11’s acclaimed series No Place To Call Home, will be the 5K’s honorary starters. Winners of more than a dozen Emmy Awards, the duo shed light on crucial issues concerning the city’s homeless, including their mental health.
The entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students 21-and-under, as well as for seniors (over 65); families (two adults plus children) pay $40. The first 125 participants who register will get a commemorative t-shirt. To register for the event online please visit the event registration page at http://www.active.com/bronx-ny/running/distance-running-races/8th-annual-rmha-healthy-minds-healthy-bodies-5k-2017?int (or go to www.active.com and search “RMHA”).
The proceeds raised from the Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies 5K Run/Walk will benefit RMHA programs and services.
“More than ever, I feel that RMHA’s 5K is an opportunity to show community solidarity and have our voices heard about threats to affordable health care,” said Dr. Donna Demetri Friedman, who became the agency’s executive director on Jan. 1. “Please join us to walk, run, cheer and support the ongoing high quality, affordable services at RMHA,” added Friedman, who also expressed appreciation for generous contributions from Tennis Club of Riverdale (TCR), Dick’s Sporting Goods, Whole Foods and other donors.
RMHA is a comprehensive mental health agency serving the Northwest Bronx community and surrounding areas. RMHA provides a wide range of treatment services for all ages. RMHA’s mission is to serve individuals and families from all walks of life to alleviate suffering and isolation for those with psychological, behavioral, and social difficulties.
*For more information, please contact Giulia Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org; (718) 796-5300, ext. 156*
WHEN: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, registration opens at 9 a.m. and Run/walk begins at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Park’s Tortoise & Hare Statue, Broadway & 246 St., Bronx, N.Y. (just north of the # 1 subway’s uptown terminus)
5676 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471