Join us on Sunday, October 27th at 10am for the 11th Be 5K - URI's 5K race/walk for self & others through mental health awareness and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the event will support mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts on the URI campus through the Heather Fund. Suicide continues to be the 2nd leading cause of death for college-age students. Awareness is a key component to breaking down mental health stigma and making sure everyone has access to resources!
All proceeds from the Be 5K will go to support the Heather Fund. The Heather Fund was started by the family of a URI student who took her own life. The family is "pleased to be connected to this important annual event of community, compassion, and commitment to make a difference for the students, and entire URI family."