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Memorial 5K & 1K Run/Walk takes step Saturday to raise awareness of adolescent mental health issues

The James Henry Ransom Foundation will host its first annual Memorial 5K run/walk & 1K family fun-run at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 7 on the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way.

Bravo TV’s ”Real Housewives of Orange County’s” Tamra Judge, a friend of the Ransom family, will host a race warm-up with CUT Fitness, a gym she co-founded in Rancho Santa Margarita with husband Eddie Judge.

The James Ransom Memorial 5K was conceived by James’ sister Julia Ransom after her 13-year-old brother committed suicide last November following a struggle with mental health disorders.  A traumatic brain injury James’ sustained a year before his passing exacerbated some existing minor mental conditions and proved too much for the young boy. 

The goal of the foundation is to raise funds and awareness to support programs, organizations, research, facilities and families dealing with issues related to adolescent mental and behavioral health.

All participants of the 5K will receive an exclusive race T-shirt.

To register and learn more about the James Ransom Memorial 5K, visit www.jameshenryransomfoundation.org.

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