WALL TOWNSHIP — The CulleyStrong Foundation will host the second-ever “You Are Not Alone 5k Run/Walk” on June 25 at 9 a.m. at the Wall Municipal Complex.
There is also an after-race party at Harpoon Willies, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. The cost of the 5k and the after-party is $45, or attendees can pay $35 for just the 5k. Guests can purchase tickets at raceforum.com/culleystrong.
The first 400 registered participants will receive a CulleyStrong Foundation t-shirt. Last year they had a total of 247 registrants for the Fun-Run/Walk. This year they hope for 400 and expect lots of late registrations.
The CulleyStrong Foundation is a charity in memory of Sean Culley, a 19-year-old Brick resident who took his own life in January 2019. The nonprofit’s mission is to assist those with mental health issues and to raise awareness of the mental health epidemic sweeping the nation.
For years, the foundation has been making an effort to help its community by hosting fundraisers, providing scholarships and donating materials to aid mental health and prevent suicide. Much of its work revolves around assisting veterans with mental health issues.
“We are expecting to continue our program of getting service dogs to in-need veterans and others dealing with mental health issues. We are also trying to get a peer-to-peer mental health support system into local school districts in our community,” said James Clabby of the CulleyStrong foundation.
Last year the CulleyStrong foundation was able to gift service dogs to two veterans during a ceremony which was made possible with funds raised from the previous 5k. They provided full funding to purchase, train, and place the PTSD support dogs to in-need and deserving military veterans suffering from PTSD.
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