Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Provident's 4th Annual Rooster Run

Saturday was Provident's Annual Rooster Run.  Provident is a local St. Louis organization that helps people to a brighter future by providing mental health services.  These services include counseling, suicide prevention and intervention, and community support programs.  

For the past four years Provident has been hosting the Rooster Run, which is a 5K Run and a 1-Mile Fun Run.  The reason behind the name "rooster", is because roosters provide a wake-up call.  With 1 in 5 individuals suffering from a mental illness each year and a person dying from suicide every 13 minutes, a wake-up call is needed.  The Rooster Run is Provident's way of encouraging people to wake-up, start a conversation, and support the improvement of mental health in the St. Louis area.  

This was my first year volunteering at the Rooster Run and it was such a fun event.  It's a great way to start off your Saturday morning right.  The run is pretty early, but it's perfect for St. Louis in July - gotta beat the heat!  Not only do we have our own Rudy the Rooster, but Fredbird, the Cardinals' mascot, makes an appearance, as well.  Unfortunately, the picture with him isn't on my phone, but we had a lot of fun with him!  I didn't do the run, but a few of my fellow Young Professionals did, so the rest of the group made sure to cheer them on as they ran through the finish line.  We manned the Provident table, which provided more information on Provident and the services they offered, as well as a sign up to get more involved.  I am happy to say that we had some people sign up, which was awesome.  There were a few different vendors, one in particular that stood out to me, Start Right.  They had waffles, which are full of protein.  Such a good idea to have a booth at a race!  The runners (and volunteers!), just ate them up!  All in all, it was a super successful event, and I cannot wait for next year!









Linking up with Jenn and Jessi.

16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful organization and so awesome you were able to lend a helping hand! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. You have such a big heart! How awesome, great organization.

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  3. Wow those costumes are hilarious! And I love that it's for such a good cause =)

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  4. What a great organization! And loving the costumes! I think I'd pass out if I tried to run in a costume lol! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. I always love running a 5K, but volunteering is sometimes just as fun! Glad you got that experience in :)

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  6. I love that they started that race really early in the morning! I cannot do races in the summer because they all start at 8 am and that is way too late! Love that you got to volunteer!

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  7. What a great cause! It's so great that you volunteered for that!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  8. So cool-I love learning about what organizations stand for! And those costumes are so funny!

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  9. What a great cause! Those pictures of the people running in costume are cracking me up!

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  10. So much fun, and what a great cause! And YESSSS to waffles :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  11. Anyone who can run in a chicken costume.. is a hero in my book. wow. You are amazing for volunteering your time!!!!

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  12. This seems like such a great event and for such a great cause too! I totally feel you about beating the heat! It can get really hot really quickly in July!

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  13. This is such a great event and cause. I love seeing the people who run in the chicken costumes!

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  14. Oh, good job on this event. I love it when they dedicate something like this to support a good cause. It's a win-win situation. We need more of these in our world. :)

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  15. This is awesome! You go girl! Hope you have a fabulous week!

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  16. I love volunteering and supporting organizations like this because it's so needed in every community and putting a fun spin on it with the rooster outfits makes it such a great time.

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