Immaculata University Hosts “Stomp Out Stigma for Mental Illness”

Immaculata University (IU) will host its fourth annual "Stomp Out Stigma for Mental Illness" 1.5 Mile Walk/Run on Thursday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. By offering materials on mental illness and having peer educators available, the event will promote awareness of mental illness and seek to reduce the stigma associated with it. Entry fees are $5 for Immaculata students and $10 for Immaculata faculty, staff, and community members. All proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Ridley School Scholarship Fund in memory of Josh Watcher, and the IU Holistic Health Series, a program of lectures and workshops designed to educate the IU community about holistic health.
Participants may register early at Immaculata´s Bruder Center, or at 1 p.m. on the steps of Alumnae Hall. Registration automatically enters participants in a raffle, which will include items such as local restaurant gift certificates and free bowling games. The event is sponsored by I2U Peer Educators, Immaculata´s Counseling Services, the Athletics Department, and the Commuter Council. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Joanna Angeloni at
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducation institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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