Before you participate in the 2019 Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk Series for Mental Health, watch the video of last year's series and learn why we all need to help advocate for mental health.
Dr. Adel B. Korkor has written a song as a dedication to everyone who suffers from mental health issues. Please take a listen and consider buying the CD. Dr. Korkor wrote the lyrics, Billy Dorsey wrote the music and Sheila Swift sings it. The song really embodies what the Five Fifty Fifty is all about. We hope you enjoy it. To listen to a sample of the song just click on the album cover below and press the play button.
Suicide rates are at a 30-year high. PTSD is being diagnosed more than ever. Substance use disorder is on the rise. Anxiety disorders are at an all-time high. Depression is rampant.
What we are experiencing is an epidemic. Mental health is now the second-leading cause of disability in the United States. This is threatening the fabric of our society: families, productivity, longevity and more.
While the government has finally started taking the mental health epidemic seriously, there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made. Our mission at the Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk Series is to bring awareness to the issue of mental health and help those who are suffering know they are not alone. We need to speak up – with our voices, our legs and our financial resources – to make the world a happier place for everyone. We hope you can join us on this journey.
Interested in helping us in the fight for mental illness but can't participate in a run or walk? Then donate to 5.50.50. Your donation will help us bring awareness and understanding to those suffering from mental illness.
To see a list of our 5k run/walk events in each state or to register, click here.
We would like to thank our partners for making this journey across the United States possible. If you or your organization are interested in becoming one of our partners, please click on the button to download a sponsor sheet with more information. We truly appreciate your consideration and your willingness to help support those suffering from mental illness.