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Bills’ Thomas, family chair Superhero 5K

Buffalo Bills Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, his wife, Patti, and their daughter Annika are honorary chairs of the Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the first and largest event of its kind in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness.

The run and walk – hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo and the Mental Health Association of Erie County – will start at 6:30 p.m. June 9 at St. George’s Church along Delaware Park.

Those encouraged to attend include providers, clients, families, friends and caring community members dedicated to children who struggle with emotional challenges or who have experienced neglect and mental or physical abuse.

Proceeds will benefit mentoring programs and services at Compeer and the MHA’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.

Adults and children are encouraged to participate in their favorite superhero costume. A family-friendly party will follow the run and walk.

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