CCHS iCare students raise $5,000 in support of Northern Rivers

160 participants spread a #DashofKindness to support mental health programming

Colonie Central High School iCare program hosted their inaugural Virtual 5K “Dash of Kindness” event on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, raising $5,000 for Northern Rivers, iCare’s partner in combating mental health.   

More than 160 participants walked, ran, biked, or hiked to support the cause raising much-needed funding for the organization.

“In light having to cancel Raiderfest, our students really wanted to ensure that we were still able to support Northern Rivers mental health programming,” said Thomas Kachadurian, CCHS Associate Principal. “The students pivoted to develop this concept overnight and we are really thankful that our community stepped up to support it.”

Individuals participated at their convenience over the weekend and documented their experience by posting photos of themselves with their race tag using #DashOfKindness.

Check out some photos of the event here.

Continuing to spread kindness

In order to remind people to love and care for one another, iCARE students have also deposited Kindness Klovers throughout the capital region.  Kindness Klovers are painted with rainbow colors.  Each color represents a different way to spread joy and love to others.  “If you see one of a Kindness Klover display, please feel free to take a klover, follow the instructions listed on the sign, and post a picture with your Klover on social media to #518KindnessKlovers,” said CCHS’s Melissa Judge.   “As humankind, we are all in this together, and we all have the potential to be Kind Humans!”