Brittany’s 5K Walk for Hope

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 4:08 PM

Brittany’s Walk for Hope 5K is on October 26, 2019. Registration begins at 10 am and the dog/family friendly walk begins at 11 am with prize for best dog costume.

My beautiful daughter Brittany lost her life and her battle with bipolar disorder and addiction at the young age of 27. Regardless of her outward and inward beauty, she never felt good enough because of her struggles. This is an epidemic. The more we ignore and judge the more it will continue.

The non-profit Brittany Burge Foundation was created in memory of my late daughter.  Brittany loved her dog “George” and often times delayed treatment until she was able to board her. The Brittany Burge Foundation is raising funds so that we can do our small part to support those in treatment by easing the burden of caring for their animals, raising awareness and helping to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction.

This will be our first of many events and I have high hopes that people coming together to support people in treatment is a step towards change.