BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services is holding a 2015 Walk for Wellness Oct. 10 at TD Bank Ballpark, on East Main Street.
Bridgeway is the area’s largest psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery organization, and has a facility on Route 28 in Bridgewater.
“The funds raised from this annual event support the recovery goals of thousands of New Jerseyans overcoming mental illness,” Cory Storch, president and CEO of Bridgeway, said in a release. “October is Mental Health Awareness Month. Our event brings attention to the fact that people with mental health disabilities have the potential to recover, be self-sufficient and contribute to their communities.”
Registration for the walkathon will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the event itself starting at 12:30 p.m., rain or shine.
The walk is up to 2.5 miles, and begins at the ball park entrance, traveling around the park grounds with the final lap on the ball field. Refreshments will be available on the ball park concourse.
Sponsors for the walkathon are Rapps Pharmacy, of Plainfield; Investors Bank; and the Rotary Club, of Elizabeth. Entertainment will be provided by New Jersey rock and soul band GoodWorks.
Bridgeway has also recently produced a number of public service announcements, according to the release, which will be broadcast on local TV stations and the website, showing interviews with several of the people served by Bridgeway.
“We are proud of the accomplishments of the people we serve,” Storch said in the release. “We appreciate their bravery in sharing their stories about achieving their recovery goals. Whether it is Mental Health Awareness Month or any time of year, we hope to make the public aware that with the support that organizations like ours provide, people with mental illness can improve their lives.”
Bridgeway is a nonprofit mental health services agency that works with central and north Jersey residents who have the most severe mental disabilities.