The Havasu Half Marathon and 5K is hosted by Havasu Healthy Striders, a partner under the umbrella of Havasu Community Health Foundation. The Healthy Striders promote healthy living by providing opportunities and inspiration while educating the community on the lifestyle-changing benefits of walking. Learn more at www.havasucommunityhealth.org/page/havasu-healthy-striders.
The Havasu Healthy Striders is honored to host this great event and raise awareness and support for the #YOUmatter; Suicide Awareness and Prevention Group and the Student Assistance Program (SAP), two groups under the umbrella of Havasu Community Health Foundation. A portion of your registration fee will benefit these programs.
Lake Havasu City is a beautiful and fun place to live, run, walk and enjoy the lake!! However, as part of Mohave County, Arizona, we experience a suicide rate higher than the national average. Many issues may drive a person to consider suicide. We support #YOUmatter; and SAP because they are facing these issues head on.
The goal of #YOUmatter; is to provide ongoing community awareness, collaboration and prevention concerning the causes and impact of suicide among students, adults and veterans in our community. Their objective is to promote effective programs of awareness and to raise funds for prevention, advocacy, support, and counseling services for those suffering from suicide loss. Visit www.havasucommunityhealth.org/page/youmatter.
The Student Assistance Program works within the schools of Lake Havasu City to build friendship and healthy relationships, promote understanding and caring between peers and adults, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, promote strength, resiliency, self-esteem, confidence and improve emotional and social wellbeing. SAP teaches healthy coping skills and helps to feel supportive and validated. Visit www.havasucommunityhealth.org/page/sap.
By signing up, and perhaps making an additional donation, you will help with these amazing programs and assure they will continue.
The Havasu Community Health Foundation helps the residents of Lake Havasu City live longer and healthier lives. They provide low cost screenings, support groups and education for our community as well as a Food Bank, programs for Veterans and much more. Visit www.havasucommunityhealth.org for more information.