Run to the "MAX" for Mental Health is a 5k trail run / fun walk at the Noccalula Falls Black Creek Trails in Gadsden, Al on May 13th, 2023. The run is being held to support the nonprofit organization MAXimizing Mental Health, Inc. that is named after our son Max Cochran, a young man who took his own life at age 19. Max was a beautiful, vibrant, loving, person that “lit up” the entire room every time he would walked in one. Unknown too many people, Max fought for many years to defeat his struggles with mental illness and was a very strong willed person that tried many different ways to overcome his personal battles. In the end life became more than he could endure. We want to bring awareness and remove the stigma of Mental Illness in our community, especially in our youth, and raise money so we can offer free Mental Health counseling to our community students. Awards to be presented after the race.
Dear Friends, (2-12-2024)
We would like to give an update for Maximizing Mental Health, Inc. With the guidance of God and with your wonderful financial support we have now supplied 2108 mental health counseling sessions!! What a wonderful blessing! These sessions would not have been possible if Maximizing Mental Health was not established to provide the funds. That means we, along with you, are helping and making a difference in our community!