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The East Greenbush Central School District is hosting the “Jurassic 5K Walk/Run for Mental Health Awareness” on Saturday, June 5 at Green Meadow Elementary School in memory of Thomas Bellisario. Thomas, a former student who attended Green Meadow and then Goff Middle School and Columbia High School, fought a courageous battle with depression before passing away in 2019.

The district is partnering with the Bellisario family to host this event to raise mental health awareness and provide helpful resources to the community.

Participation in the Jurassic 5K is free. Donations are being accepted and will benefit the Thomas Bellisario Memorial Scholarship and provide mental health programming and support within the school community.

“Navigating the Mental Health system with our son was daunting, frustrating, and isolating,” said Cathy Bellisario, Thomas’ mom. “We need to spread the word that support is available in our community for those dealing with mental health issues. No one should go this alone!”

Jurassic 5K for Mental Health Awareness

  • Saturday, June 5, 2021
  • Sign In/Registration: 9 a.m. on basketball courts behind school
  • Walk/Run starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • Face masks are required
  • Donations are being accepted and will benefit a scholarship in Thomas Bellisario’s name and to provide mental health resources within the school community
  • Extra parking is available at Schodack Town Hall
  • Online Registration

If you have questions, please contact Cathy Bellisario at

Jurassic 5k for Mental Health Awareness flyer