Cincinnati Gets Ready
to Scurry for Mental Health
In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we unfortunately have decided to postpone the Cincinnati Scurry to a later date in 2020. Thanks again to the Greater Cincinnati community for its commitment and sponsorship of mental health initiatives.
Through The Cincinnati Scurry, TiER1 Performance will join forces with local business owners and community members to activate mental health awareness in Cincinnati in this unique annual fundraising event celebrating its 10 anniversary of serious fun for serious causes.
This year’s event promises to still be the most fun you can have on a Friday afternoon in Cincinnati, with some special updates and surprises in store to honor 10 years of Scurrying for the community. The day will start with the Scurry Team Competition, a part-scavenger hunt, part-race held in Covington where teams will compete to solve puzzles, answer local trivia, and complete challenges for bragging rights. Following the competition will be the Scurry Block Party, a free community event featuring live music, food, beverages, games, and more. At the heart of all this fun is our cause: mental health.
“The Scurry allows TiER1 to take the best of what we do and partner with the people who are the best in the mental health space to make a difference,” said TiER1 CEO Greg Harmeyer. “This year, the Scurry Block Party gives us a chance to bring the whole community into that effort and activate the larger conversation around mental health.”
Mental illness is a serious public health issue in Greater Cincinnati as it is across the nation, with 1 in 5 people (teens and adults) experiencing a mental health condition each year. This year’s Scurry will benefit three local organizations that are working tirelessly to support people through their journey to mental health: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Lindner Center of HOPE, and the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky (to learn more about each beneficiary, see below).
“We don’t have to be afraid of conversations around mental health. By emphasizing the community aspect of The Scurry this year, we hope to celebrate the network of support that exists around each of us in the form of our friends, work colleagues, and communities,” Harmeyer said. “We hope our efforts in the mental health space support the creation of workplaces and communities where people feel comfortable and supported enough to take action when needed.”
To empower these organizations to continue supporting mental health initiatives for Cincinnati, TiER1 invites the entire community to join in this incredible partnership of organizations and individuals to help make Scurry 2020 a success. Last year’s Scurry participants raised over $51,000. The Scurry 2020 is presented by TiER1 Performance, and is sponsored in part by Corporex and Y’all Hospitality.
At this time, registration is paused. For the most up-to-date news regarding the Scurry 2020, check out the The Scurry website.
About the Scurry 2020 Beneficiaries
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Adapting for Life is a mental health program that equips participants with the tools and conversations they need to navigate life and thrive. It aims to educate young people and their families on the importance of suicide awareness and prevention as well as inform them on mental health so they can adapt and lead healthier lives.
The Lindner Center of HOPE provides patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. It is a center of excellence for treating a vast array of mental disorders. At the Lindner Center of HOPE, a team of primary care physicians and mental health practitioners provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a comfortable and therapeutic setting.
The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky has served over 8,600 local youth and family members to provide opportunity and hope for better lives. CHNK works to ensure every child can be safe, healthy, and loved in a supportive, nurturing environment.