Outrace the Stigma 5k (Alpha Lambda)

group photo at Outrace the Stigma 5K

Since 2017, Alpha Lambda Chapter has hosted the Outrace the Stigma 5k in Raleigh, North Carolina, to raise awareness for mental health in support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In 2024, the race attracted over 180 participants and raised over $5,000 in donations for NAMI.

In the past two years alone (2022 & 2023), they have raised over $11,000 in support of mental health awareness.

The race’s founder, Nina Leger, now works for NAMI as the organization’s Director of Contracts and Grants. On race day in 2024, she handed out NAMI resources and spoke about the race’s inception and outreach efforts.

The Chapter was also the recipient of a service grant from the Omega Phi Alpha Foundation which provided funding for essential race expenses such as food, event space, and a microphone system that will be used for all future Outrace races.


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May 16, 2024