A gorgeous May 13 morning greeted runners participating in Hop, SCIP, Jump and Run, an annual fundraiser benefiting School Community Intervention & Prevention (SCIP), a program of Lincoln Medical Education Partnership. SCIP works with schools throughout Nebraska by providing tools and resources to address behavioral health issues that impact children, adolescents and their families.
Before and after the 1-mile Fun Run and 5K Race at Lincoln Southwest High School, participants visited booths from sponsors and local nonprofit organizations to be entered into a drawing for donated prizes.
Luke Boonstra, who will be a sixth-grader at Norris Public Schools this fall, won the 1-mile Fun Run. Paige Butterfield finished second, and Reed Butterfield was third. Mike Almond won the 5K Race. A list of the top 10 finishers in each category can be found on the SCIP website.
The event’s title sponsor was Nebraska Mental Health Centers, a participating SCIP agency. Other event sponsors were Union Bank & Trust, Nelnet, B107.3, Inspro Insurance, Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, Cornhusker Bank, Community Health Endowment, Complete Children’s Health, Radcliffe & Associates, Bryan Health and CHI-St. Elizabeth.
Fifteen additional organizations participated in the event.
“This event allows us to increase community awareness of the emotional and behavioral health issues affecting our youth and how SCIP partners to connect families to needed services and resources,” said Kelly Madcharo, SCIP director.
For more information on SCIP, visit scipnebraska.com or call 402-327-6843.