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Ruth Ellis Center, FCA US Organize 5K Run/Walk

By |2015-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2015|Michigan, News|


AUBURN HILLS – The Ruth Ellis Center and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at FCA US have partnered together to organize a 5K walk/run Aug. 29 to raise funds that will be donated to the Ruth Ellis Center’s operations, mental health services and the Family Preservation and Acceptance program.
An estimated 40 percent of all runaway and homeless youth in the U.S. identify as LGBT. Disproportionately affected, most often due to family rejection, these youth are at much greater risk of suicide, depression, substance abuse and HIV infection. This alarming statistic is the horsepower behind “Taking Strides for Healthy Minds 5K Walk/Run.”
Registration is $40 per participant which will be donated to the Ruth Ellis Center. Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Children under the age of 12 may participate at no cost. Registration includes an event T-shirt (not included with children’s admission) and timed results for all participants. Strollers are permitted. There will also be refreshments and entertainment before, during and after the 5K for all participants.
Check-in will open at 7:30 a.m. at FCA US Headquarters evaluation track located at 1000 Chrysler Dr. in Auburn Hills. Participants may also register the day-of, as long as the participation limit has not been reached. The walk/run will begin promptly at 9 a.m.
Registrants will receive a confirmation email with additional event details.

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