The Herren Project was proud to be a charity partner of the inaugural Icebreaker Run ( as part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May. THP team member Pam Rickard, Director of THP Runs, was one of six runners participating in the month-long journey of over 5,000,000 steps across the country from LA to DC, to bring awareness to mental health issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction.
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The course spanned the United States covering 3,100 miles from the Santa Monica Pier and concluding in VA at the Mental Health America Annual Meeting. Meet the “Ice Breaker” Runners, Sponsors & Partners behind this groundbreaking run across the United States.

ICE BREAKER RUN: Starting the Conversation Across the Miles

Week 1: The Start at Santa Monica Pier in CA – New Mexico!

Week 2:The Icebreaker Team Runs Through the Halfway Point!

The Icebreaker Journey: A Look Back At The Journey…Keeping the Conversation Going

Ice Breaker Run Tees & Charity Partners

The charity partners for the 2016 Ice Breaker Run are Mental Health America and The Herren Project. To learn more about each organization or to make a donation, see below. Ice Breaker Run T-Shirts are available by visiting Thank you for your support and joining our teams on this journey!

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Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as the goal. For more information, visit:

The Herren Project is a non-profit foundation established by former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, to assist individuals and families struggling with addiction. The programs and initiatives developed by The Herren Project are a direct response to the increasing number of people across the United States that are experimenting, using and suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol; or are at risk for such abuse. Chris’s powerful personal story was the subject of an ESPN 30 for 30 film, Unguarded. Herren will join the team as a guest runner the last day of the run. For more information, visit: