Thank You Chicagoland for making the
2013 2tough2bully 5k Fun Run
& Walk a Tremendous Success

We’d like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and the over 400 participants who showed up at Arvey Field in Grant Park this year to help us make a stand against bullying.

The event was a huge success with food, entertainment and we were able to shine a spotlight on a very serious problem facing our children.

Finally, we’d like to thank ABC7 News and WGN for their support in providing coverage for the event and helping us spread our message. To see their coverage, click the links below.

ABC 7 News Coverage of the 2013 2tough2bully 5k Fun Run & Walk

WGN News Coverage of the 2013 2tough2bully 5k Fun Run & Walk

The 2tough2bully™ program created by the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago (MHAGC) is designed to reduce aggression, violence, and bullying in our schools by helping children recognize their internal strength, put themselves in the other person’s shoes, and develop empathy and compassion that is critical for their social and emotional well-being.

Bullying Facts:
- Victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University.
- Many studies have shown that at least half of all suicides among young people are related to bullying.
- 10 - 14 year-old girls may be at an even higher risk for suicide, according to the Yale University study.
- According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.

Let’s work together to make our kids 2tough2bully™!
MHAGC has selected 20 schools in Chicago to be donation recipients. Companies and supporters are encouraged to donate $300 to sponsor a middle school, enabling 20 students and two chaperones to walk in the event. A donation of $350 will sponsor a high school, enabling 10 students and two chaperones to participate. Each school that attends will carry a sign or banner from their school during the walk. Participation by other city and suburban schools, both public and private, is welcome.

Click here to learn how to support MHAGC programs or visit to learn more about us.

MHAGC is 501(c)3 designated organization -