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annual lucero memorial 5k run/walk

Lucero Memorial 5K

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 9:30 am

War Memorial at Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA

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Please plan to join us for a celebration of life!

The Lucero Run/Walk was created to memorialize Dr. Cynthia Lucero, a much-loved community-oriented MSPP graduate from Ecuador who completed her doctoral degree days before the start of the 2002 Boston Marathon, during which she collapsed and died. The Lucero Latino Mental Health Program, created in her name trains our graduate-level psychology students to provide culturally-sensitive mental health care to the Latino population.

Research finds that Latinos in the U.S. have an understandable preference to address highly personal emotional and psychological issues in Spanish. When Latinos meet with linguistically and culturally sensitive practitioners, attendance improves and the treatment has greater success. At present, there is a tremendous shortage of mental health professionals who are able to provide fully culturally-competent care for 15.8% of our population.

Your involvement in the Annual Lucero Run/Walk will help us expand the Lucero Latino Mental Health Program by offering more financial aid to students and raising critical funds for LMHP students to participate in our intensive, community-based summer service programs in Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Entry Fee – $30 donation to run

Pre-Registration – 9:00 am

Start Time – 9:30 am, RAIN or SHINE

Awards –Overall 1st male and female in each age group: 13-19, 20-35, 36-50, 51-65, 66+

RegistrationOnline or call Molly Brown at MSPP at 617-327-6777 x1231

Gifts to Lucero Program - Online or call Molly Brown at MSPP at 617-327-6777 x1231

Register Online

Online registration is now closed, but you can register in-person the day of the race.

Updated 9/12/14

If you cannot participate in the Lucero Run, please consider making a donation to the Lucero Latino Mental Health Program

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