2nd Annual Walk for Mental Wellness a Success

This Sunday morning, April 28, nearly 250 walkers and runners showed up to show their support for those living with mental illness by participating in the 2nd Annual Walk/Run for Mental Wellness.

Mental Wellness Center

More than 250 people gather at the starting line to begin the 2013 Walk/Run for Mental Wellness at Lower Manning Park in Montecito.

The 5K/10K Walk/Run began at Lower Manning Park in Montecito. The Walk/Run supports The Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness Center, Santa Barbara’s only rehabilitation and social center for adults and families affected by mental illness. The Friends of the Mental Wellness Center, a volunteer auxiliary composed of community members concerned about the recent dramatic reduction in public funding of some Mental Wellness Center services, are the organizers of the Walk/Run.

Donations can still be made throughout the week for the benefit here or by calling (805) 884-8440. 100% of funds support The Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness Center.

About the Mental Wellness Center

The Mental Wellness Center is a private, non-profit organization providing recovery, education, and family services to adults and families affected by mental illness. For more information, please call (805) 884-8440 or visit

event calendar sponsored by: