'Strollerthon' to support postpartum education, support
The Oct. 2 event will raise money for Postpartum Education and Support, a local nonprofit dedicated to the emotional wellness of mothers.Posted — Updated
But leaders hope its Oct. 2 Strollerthon will become an annual event that not only raises money for its programs, but also raises awareness about postpartum mood disorders and promotes good physical and mental health for new families.
The Strollerthon starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary. The event includes a three-mile walkathon for teams and individuals. You'll also find entertainment and activities for kids, including Tot Trot races, entertainers and inflatable games.
"We really want to promote good physical and mental health for the whole family," says Anne Wimer, executive director and co-founder of Moms Supporting Moms.
And, she said, she hopes the event will help more new moms know that help is out there.
"If you're having symptoms, it's totally fine to get help," she said.