Let out your inner super hero out and get running or walking NOW! It’s time to celebrate the Super Hero within each of us! Get your kids involved too! Individual runners, walkers, and families of all standards, abilities, and speeds are are all invited to join us at the inaugural Superheros Against Bullying 5K event at beautiful Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge. Wear your favorite superhero gear and use your superpowers to walk, run, or sprint to the finish line. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall and the top boy and girl 12 and under with the best superhero costume.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we believe that bullying ends with YOU! Nationwide, 160,000 children stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied – and the effects can be life-long, even tragic. Bullying victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University. Suicide rates have doubled over the past 10 years and bullying is now at crisis levels.
Now in its 2nd year, the #BeAFriend is a fundraising event benefiting Raising Beautiful Butterflies, a nonprofit organization working to empower, educate, and motivate girls between the ages of 4-21 by transforming self-doubt into self-love through dialogue about things that matter every day. Held during National Bullying Prevention month. The goal of the event is to promote awareness about bullying and show support for those who have been bullied, uniting the community in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying. There will be opportunities to have fun and learn more about bullying, its effects and how to help put a stop to it. We believe that in order to end bullying, an entire community must work together towards a solution, hope to see you there!