John W. Brick Foundation Global 5k

In the Spring of 2021, Join Thousands Worldwide to Take the Lead for Mental Health


The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation was founded by Victor and Lynne Brick in honor of Victor's oldest brother John, who suffered from schizophrenia his entire life and died of complications from the disease. Never, in all the years he received treatment for his illness, often in some of the finest mental health institutions in the country, was he put on a well-rounded program that included lifestyle choices, such as exercise, diet, or mind-body wellness, to help improve his condition.

The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation's Global 5k is raising money to conduct and promote evidence-based research on how healthy lifestyle choices - such as exercise, nutrition, and mind-body practices – benefit mental health.


It's Easy!

  1. Register here It’s only $20, and every dollar raised goes directly to programs and research.
  2. Run or walk a 5k on your local track, trail or treadmill in the Spring of 2021
  3. Upload your picture to social media with #jwb5k2021

That's it! You helped to expand our approaches to treating mental illness.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a printable running bib to wear during your 5K run or walk, and will be given the option of buying an exclusive JWB Global 5K t-shirt to wear during your run or walk, and for bragging rights later!

**Once you register, you’ll be given an option to purchase your t-shirt in your confirmation email!


Want to do more?

  1. Get some friends to join you! Either at your location or in their own. When you register, you can start a team or join a team. If you start a team, you’ll get an email with a link that you can send to invite people to join your team. Everyone registers individually, but ask your team to enter a team name you choose when they register. Or, join a team someone else has started!

  2. Send an email and post on social media asking your friends, family, and colleagues to donate in honor of your run for mental health. You’ll receive a sample email and social media post in your confirmation email. There will be prizes for the top individual fundraiser, team that raises the most funds, and for one person selected randomly from ALL people who raise money, no matter how much!