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
WHY SUPPORT THIS CAUSE?
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.
- 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.
WANT TO END 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.
to learn how to support MHAGC programs or visit
www.mentalhealthchicago.org to learn more about us.