Thursday, April 6, 2017

6th Annual Run for River Valley

River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), an affiliate of Holyoke Medical Center and member of Valley Health Systems, will hold its 6th Annual Run for River Valley fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Funds raised will support RVCC in providing critical behavioral health and other supportive services to individuals, families and groups throughout the Pioneer Valley.

€œResearch shows that exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. This event helps raise funds for our programs but it also promotes the importance of exercise and wellness for everyone in our community,รข€ said Angela Lozano Callahan, MSW, RVCC'€™s Marketing and Development Specialist.

The 5K run and 1.5 mile walk will take place at Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke. Registration starts at 8 AM at the Elks Lodge 902, 250 Whitney Avenue and the race begins at 9:30 AM. The registration fee is $25 and $10 for children 12 and under. Adults that preregister, will save $5 and the first 100 registrants will receive a free race t-shirt! To register on-line, visit or download a registration at RVCC'€™s website The deadline for mail-in registration is Saturday, May 13, 2017 with online registration accepted until Wednesday, May 17, 2017. An awards ceremony will be held at the Elks Lodge following the race.

Sponsors of the 2017 Run for River Valley include: PeoplesBank, Palmer Paving Corp., Holyoke Gas and Electric, Hamel'€™s Catering, Laurel Pure and Gallagher Real Estate.

For additional information, please visit or find us on Facebook. You can also contact Angela L. Callahan at (413) 841-3546 or email

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