A sunny, pleasant evening welcomed those 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.
This year’s event, held May 10 at Antelope Park, featured a 1-mile Fun Run. New this year was Julie’s Hotdogs “Dog Sled” food truck, which offered an array of gourmet hot dogs. Before and after the fun run, participants visited booths of sponsors and local nonprofit organizations to be entered into a drawing for donated prizes.
Easton Zastrow won the 1-mile Fun Run. Second place winner was Xavier Perales, and third place went to Lori McCarthy.
“Antelope Park was an ideal setting for “Hop, SCIP, Jump and Run,” said Kelly Madcharo, director of SCIP. “This event helps us increase the visibility of SCIP and other community agencies that are ready and willing to assist youth and families with needed services and resources to address behavioral health issues.”
Organizations participating in the event were Cedars, Child Advocacy Center, Community Action Head Start, El Centro de las Americas, Family Health & Wellness Center, HopeSpoke, Lincoln Public Schools Early Development Network, Mourning Hope Grief Center, Nebraska Mental Health Centers, Northeast YMCA and Stepping Stones.
The event’s title sponsor was Nebraska Mental Health Centers, a participating SCIP agency. Finish Line sponsors were B107.3, Family Health & Wellness Center, Nelnet and Union Bank & Trust. Hydration Station sponsors were Bryan Health, Community Health Endowment of Lincoln and Cornhusker Bank. Mile Marker sponsors were Casey’s General Store, Complete Children’s Health, CHI-St. Elizabeth, Inspro Insurance and Great Western Bank.
SCIP is a program designed to bring together families, school and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health. SCIP’s mission is to provide an effective prevention and early intervention process for youth with behavioral health concerns so they may achieve healthy, productive lives. For more information on SCIP, visit scipnebraska.com or call 402-327-6843.