WOODBURY, NJ – On Saturday April 30th, the Woodbury Police Department held the 1st Annual “Woodbury PD 5K/1 Mile Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying”. SRO Alcott organized this event to help promote services and programs for youth and families suffering from the effects of bullying. This event kicks off Children’s Mental Health Week (1st week of May) and Mental Health Awareness Month (May). We had a tremendous turnout with well over 100 participants.
Present at the event were several organizations/agencies from the area who all provide great services to residents of Gloucester County and the surrounding areas. We are proud to be one of the only department’s in the area to hold an entire community outreach event on this issue.
Special thanks to our sponsors “The Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ”, “The Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County”, “On the Record”, “Pinnacle Treatment Centers”, and ‘Sound Advice”. In attendance at this event was Woodbury Mayor Peg Sickel and members of the Woodbury Council, The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Commissioners, Gloucester County Dept. of Human & Special Services, Woodbury Schools Director of Special Events Vince Myers, PTAH Initiative, Gloucester County Sheriff’s Community Relations Unit, Fifty Shades of Purple Against Bullying, members of the Gloucester County Police Academy, members of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, members of the Woodbury Road Runners Club, among others. We hope to make this an annual event for the community.