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We're holding a 5K race/fun run in memory of our brother and friend James Dadabo.


The race will start near Esper Petersen Park on the east side of Gurnee, IL. The route will be an out-and-back course along the Des Plaines River Trail. Please see course map for more details!


September 18, 2021 at 8am!





As do many, James used running as an outlet for stress and we feel like this event will commemorate James' life in a way that emphasizes his best qualities and acknowledges his personal challenges. On a broader perspective, it's to destigmatize a common but often unacknowledged aspect of wellbeing and support others in getting treatment. It's to foster a positive experience in something that is so ubiquitous in society. Our experience helped us to understand that mental illness is not confined to the person who has the disease but it extends to close friends and family members, and even the community. In holding an event like this, we are hoping to emphasize this fact and support others that may be struggling both directly and indirectly. 

If you are unable to participate, but would like to make a donation, please click the Donate button on the upper right hand corner of the page or just below. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Health. You can find more information on NAMI by clicking the link below.

Donate NAMI Homepage

Race T-Shirt!

Race Route!

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