17 Feb Into The Light 5K Run/Walk – May 4, 2019
When: May 4th, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Where: Rutgers, Cook Campus – 50 Biel Rd. New Brunswick NJ 08901
What: Participate in the Rutgers Into The Light second annual Walk/Run – a 5K for mental health awareness. Support and raise awareness in a comfortable environment where people are able to find light and have open conversations. Everyone is welcome – Students, faculty, families, community members. Together we will rid the stigma around the silent epidemic of mental illness. All proceeds will go directly to the Rutgers Counseling center to build strong mental health programs on campus and to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Surprise speakers, music, body painting, and more!
Join these friends, neighbors, students, advocates and other participants from around our region.
“As a 4 year Rutgers student and member of the Greek Life community I took part in countless charity movements during my tenure. Before Into The Light, mental health awareness was not as widely talked about on campus as it needed to be. But since the inaugural Into the Light walk last year, mental health has become a top priority. I cannot wait to see the impact this foundation will make in the coming years ” – Pat Meehan
“Walking at Into the Light was an experience I will never forget. It was a chance to see the friends I have struggling with Mental Illness participate in something they felt few people cared about. It was a joyous event and I can not wait for more!” – Zaniah Sharkey
“Participating in the first ever Into the Light walk/run was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. It’s was so inspiring to see how many people showed up in support of mental illness awareness. Before Into the Light, I was unaware of how little knowledge our society has on mental illness and how little attention we give it. Thanks to Into the Light, I can proudly say I am a strong supporter of the mental health community. I am so grateful for the Mazzini’s and their willingness to continually show support for those struggling and their passion to end the stigma. I am counting down the days until the next Into the Light walk/run!” – Jaime Plumaker