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Thumbs Up 5K & 10K

Thumbs Up 5K & 10K

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THUMBS UP was founded in 2014 by several community members in honor of two great men, Bob Schmit and Chuck Dahlheimer, who like many others took their lives after living in silence from a mental illness. THUMBS UP is all about EMBRACING those who are struggling and breaking the stigma around mental health. Connecting, supporting and encouraging one another to talk about their feelings and challenges and to “KEEP MOVING FORWARD”. We are dedicated to educating and teaching about mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, what you can to do help others who struggle and community awareness initiatives. Let’s UNITE to help others to KEEP MOVING FORWARD.


"Bringing awareness to mental health and providing support and resources to all." 


  • Help promote wellness and positive living for people through awareness and early education programs.
  • Encourage people to be open, engage in conversation, and be vulnerable.
  • Connect people to support services in the area.
  • Create a movement with a brand that makes mental health relatable and that people can build a relationship with.


Kickstart meaningful conversations via our Thumbs Up apparel. Encourage social connectedness via our community fundraising events. Drive awareness via carefully selected relationships with individuals and organizations. Bring the brightest minds together to inform, educate & teach coping skills for those who struggle with a mental illness.


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Jun 15 Jim Badaczewski $11.50
Jun 15 Jim Badaczewski $11.50
Jun 12 Kate Oliveira $16.83
Jun 07 Amy Post Such a great organization! $27.48
Jun 05 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Jun 03 Les Rowe $16.83
May 27 Anonymous $54.10
May 24 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
May 15 Anonymous Go team Elk River Senior Living! $11.50
May 07 Anonymous $107.35