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The Bellisario Family and school staff at the Jurassic 5K

The Bellisario Family with teachers and school staff at the Jurassic 5K on Saturday, June 5.

More than 200 people attended the Jurassic 5K Walk/Run for Mental Health Awareness on Saturday at Green Meadow Elementary School.

The event was hosted by the East Greenbush Central School District in memory of Thomas Bellisario, a former student who attended Green Meadow and then Goff Middle School and Columbia High School. Thomas fought a courageous battle with depression before passing away in 2019.

The event collected $7,000 in donations that will benefit the Thomas Bellisario Memorial Scholarship and provide mental health programming and support within the school community.

Jurassic 5K Top Finishers

1) Logan Ploss – 18:44
2) Abby Moxon – 22:36
3) Sabine Yannone – 22:38
4) Brett Fajen – 22:39
5) Gabby Laquidara – 22:48
T-6) Carter Norton – 23:26
T-6) Chloe Norton –  23:26
8) Rachel Toolan – 23:30
T-9) Madison Arsenault – 23:45
T-9) Shea Fajen – 23:45
T-9) Hunter Arsenault – 23:45

Special thanks to the following agencies that attended this event: National Alliance on Mental Illness, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Unity House, Nothern Rivers/Parson’s, St. Peter’s Crime Victim’s Services, Start Center and the Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health.