The 9th Annual Walk of HEROes 5K took place on September 19, 2015 in the Downtown Decatur Square. Over 250 walkers and runners gathered to raise over $15,000. A special thank you to all of our sponsors including the Superhero Presenting Sponsor, Debra DeBerry, DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court, along with all of the vendors, volunteers, staff and race day participants which helped to make the event a success.
All proceeds benefit the Brighter DeKalb Foundation which provides support for behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board. Walk of HEROes celebrates the real life superhero’s battling developmental disabilities and behavioral health illnesses by “Helping to Enable Recovery and Opportunity.”
Thank you to the 2015 generous sponsors that make our event possible!
The Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in metro Atlanta, Georgia, established to support behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB). As a public nonprofit provider, 49% of clients served are uninsured and the remainder are underinsured. During the last 10 years, public behavioral healthcare and developmental disabilities providers in Georgia have been under tremendous pressure to meet the growing demand for these services while facing millions of dollars in State and local funding cuts. Despite these challenges, DeKalb CSB remains committed to striving to meet the needs of county residents by providing the highest quality of services, especially to those least able to afford them. Each year, the DeKalb CSB provides more than 10,000 children, youth and adults a full range of community-based public mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services in DeKalb County, Georgia. DeKalb CSB employs more than 500 staff, operates more than 20 locations and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).