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Friday, April 15, 2016

Rising Above the Blues

Coudersport-In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, the second annual 5K Run/Walk for Wellness will be held on Saturday, May 7th, at Sinnemahoning State Park. Community partners, Dickinson Center Inc., and Sinnemahoning State Park are sponsoring the event to bring awareness to mental health issues and how outdoor recreation helps to foster mental wellness.

The fun starts with registration at 9am and 5k starts at 10am. Enjoy 5 kilometers of scenic stream side and wooded trails. Registration is required. $12 pre-registered/ $15 after April 22, 2016

At noon, enjoy a leisurely walk through nature on a 1 mile nature walk presented by Kim Lott, Environmental Educator from Sinnemahoning State Park, and Laura Sypien, Certified Peer Specialist at Dickinson Center. No registration needed. Free! All are welcome.

Kim will educate participants on the world of nature alive with the various plants, animals, and natural features of the park, and the valuable programs available at the park. Laura will speak to the importance of using the outdoors as a valuable wellness tool for overall mental wellness. The focus being on the prevalence of mental illness, and the recovery based treatment options that are available at Dickinson Center, Inc.

Pre-registration 4/22- $12 guarantees t-shirt
Same day registration is $15
For more information please contact Laura Sypien or Ashlee Foil-Yen at (814)274-8651 option 3.

Registration forms are available at Dickinson Center, DCNR Park office, or

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