Shelane’s Run

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Shelane’s Run

Due to the global pandemic, Shelane’s Run  will be virtual again this year.  All proceeds provides hope and help for new mothers experiencing postpartum depression.

Shelane’s Run honors Shelane Gaydos, a mother of three girls who tragically ended her life while in the grips of severe postpartum depression. After the tragic passing of Shelane in June 2015, friends and family established this annual event in her honor to memorialize Shelane’s love and commitment to her family, community and running.

We are asking you to join us and run or walk a 5K anytime from October 23rd through October 31st, 2021.

Our mission is to spread awareness, promote programs that offer perinatal support and resources, and to encourage women and their families to reach out for help. Funds raised from the event will be dedicated to providing financial grants to women and families so they may access the treatment they truly need and deserve. Your participation will help to remove financial barriers that prevent women from receiving life-saving care.

Now, more than ever, we want new moms who are dealing with the stress of COVID-19 and the additional anxiety of postpartum depression (PPD,) to know we are here to help and provide support. Every runner, every walker, every sponsor and supporter gives us the chance to make a significant change in the life of a deserving mother and their family. Our goal is to raise enough funds to provide $25,000 in grants for women that fund mental health care, childcare, or other needs.

We need you to help us provide as many life-saving grants as possible. Will you join us? Run or walk a 5k or unite together with loved ones for the Family Fun 1k. You can join anywhere, anytime from October 23rd – 31st. Your registration will help support Postpartum Support Virginia to help spread awareness for postpartum depression and help numerous deserving mothers get the help they need.

Or, if you’re unable to participate, all donations help to get mothers the mental health help they need and deserve.

Running to raise awareness about postpartum depression


2021 Sponsors