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Dear Friend,



This year marks the 11th Annual Hawley Spring Run! 


Last year, after the 10th Annual Tyler Paul Whitman Race Against Suicide, the Whitman Family decided it was time to hand the race over for another organization to carry on the work and they chose NAMI Northeast Region PA to do that.  NAMI Northeast Region PA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping to build better lives for anyone impacted by mental illness, by providing free education, information and support to the members of the NEPA community.


This year’s theme, A Race for Mental Wellness, may have changed but the mission has not! The goal remains to raise awareness about mental health and mental wellness and community resources in hopes of preventing any individual from feeling the hopelessness and helplessness that often accompanies thoughts of suicide.  This year’s event will, once again, be held at Bingham Park in Hawley on the first Sunday in June, June 4th, 2023, at 1 pm. There will be a virtual option to participate, also.


We are counting on the generous sponsorship you have provided over the years to keep this event going into the future in the same spirit that Sheila Whitman did in her efforts to raise awareness for suicide prevention in her son Tyler’s memory.


This non-profit event is a timed 5k run/walk with T-shirts, trophies, medals, music, refreshments and mental wellness materials available. In addition to supporting NAMI programs in our community, your continued sponsorship will help support an annual scholarship/prize to a Wallenpaupak Area High School Senior. To qualify, students are invited to submit a 250 word essay on “What is Mental Wellness? How can I support my own wellness? How can I support others?”  Our goal is to educate as many students as we can about mental wellness!  


We promote sponsorship in two categories: T- shirt sponsors, and gift certificate / basket raffles.  All T-shirt sponsors are proudly displayed on the back of each T-shirt!  See above for more information on the variety of sponsor levels.  We also accept gift certificates / baskets for the raffles!


Thank you very much. Any donation is greatly appreciated!






NAMI Northeast Region PA

Race for Mental Wellness Team

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