PRINCETON — The Arukah Institute of Healing hosted its inaugural Freedom 5k Color Run on July 4.
More than 150 people participated in the event, which was a first of its kind for the holiday in Princeton.
Participants came dressed in festive attire, some wearing red, white and blue, while others wore shirts made that honored their active-duty heroes serving overseas.
The morning began with veterans participating in the color guard and squirting the first shots of color out of water guns onto the large Freedom sign. It was a moving tribute to those that have served and that are serving.
Not only did Arukah want to celebrate the freedom we have here in the United States, but they wanted to encourage and celebrate freedom from mental health issues.
The Arukah Institute of Healing’s mission is bringing accessible and relational holistic mental health care to communities with a vision of restored hope and purpose in communities.
The Arukah Institute of Healing addresses the epidemic of emotional woundedness afflicting communities today.
They are a new culture of holistic mental health care that uses a variety of group-based mind-body-soul approaches to journey with clients long-term toward psychological restoration.
Arukah’s services revolve around building healthy relationships; they believe that as individuals are often injured in relationship, they are also healed in relationship.
Their method is grounded in data-driven strategies that assess needs of communities and track the healing of their clients.
The funds raised from the event will go toward supporting the current programs at the Arukah Institute of Healing in an effort to continue to improve the mental health within the Illinois Valley. For more information, visit www.arukahinstitute.org.