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Health Matters Race announced

May 6th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

At their April 20 meeting, the Allegany County Commissioners proclaimed May as Mental Health Month.  Megan Mertz with Queen City Striders spoke about the 2nd Annual Mental Health Matters 5 Mile Run/1.5 Mile Walk that will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the Western Maryland Railway Station at Canal Place.  The event is intended to raise awareness for mental health issues, and proceeds from the race will go to the Mental Health System’s Office (MHSO (CSA)) to assist consumers with critical needs where no other assistance is available.  The race begins at 8:00 a.m. and same day registration will be held beginning at 7:00 a.m.  Race applications may be found at and also on Facebook at .  Shown in the photo, left to right, are Allegany County Commissioners William R. Valentine and Creade V. Brodie, Jr.; Pam Decker, MHSO staff; Megan Mertz, Queen City Striders; Heather Haines, MHSO staff; and Allegany County Commission President Jacob C. Shade.


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