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5K run shines light on mental health

5K Glow Run organizers filling bags for Friday's run. (Source: WALB) 5K Glow Run organizers filling bags for Friday's run. (Source: WALB)
Khalil Morris is a Community Support Individual for Aspire. Source: (WALB) Khalil Morris is a Community Support Individual for Aspire. Source: (WALB)
Lynn Miller, runner (Source: WALB) Lynn Miller, runner (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One Albany group is looking to shine a light on the importance of mental health. 

The Aspire to Shine program is holding its annual 5K run Friday.

This time they plan to light up the streets with glow sticks and balloons. 

Organizers spent the day setting up and preparing gift bags for the event. 

"The purpose behind the glow run is to kick of mental health awareness month, which is in the month of may. So a lot of people view mental health as a stigma, and we want to help break that," said Khalil Morris, a Community Support Individual for Aspire. 

The glow run kicks off at 7 p.m., Friday at Albany State University's West Campus Tennis Pavilion.

There will also be food trucks, live music, and fun activities for the kids. 

"It's a great cause, mental health has always been an issue. I use to work in law enforcement and it's just a real big issue it needs all the support it can get," said runner Lynn Miller.

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