Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Dewey’s Pizza Team up for Mental Health Initiative
On Sunday, August 13, Dewey’s Pizza will host their annual “Run to Raise Dough” 5K, benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Medical Hospital and 1N5. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate. The race will start and end at the Dewey’s Pizza in Oakley. Runners and the community at large can enjoy an after-party at Geier Esplanade immediately following the race, including Dewey’s beloved pepperoni, cheese, and breakfast pizzas.
The after party will also include a variety of family-friendly activities. In 2023, Dewey’s Pizza hopes to raise $50,000 for mental health, benefiting Cincinnati Children’s and 1N5. Funds raised will help prevent suicide by erasing the stigma around mental health and promoting optimal wellness.
Dewey’s Run to Raise Dough 5K race will start at 9:00 AM with an after-party until noon in the Geier Esplanade located in front of the Dewey’s Oakley location at 3014 Madison Road. 1N5 and Cincinnati Children’s Adapt for Life will also be onsite to celebrate and share more about their mission of mental health. The family-friendly party will feature face painting by Boundless Beauty, DJs from Q102, The Social Collective LLC, HOIST, Orangetheory Rookwood, Scarlet Begonia’s flower truck, and brews from Braxton Brewing Company. Plus, Dewey’s Pizza will have their exclusive breakfast pizza only available at the Run to Raise Dough 5K.
“Dewey’s has been fortunate enough to serve our community for 25 years. Events like these are what connects us,” shares Chuck Lipp, President at Dewey’s Pizza. “Our team is particularly passionate and honored to raise money for mental wellness throughout our community.” To date, Dewey’s Pizza has raised $126,000 for local nonprofits with their Run to Raise Dough 5K.
"Since 2010, we have worked to break the stigma of mental health through education and wellness training. Partnering with organizations like Dewey’s Pizza and Cincinnati Children’s Adapt for Life program allows us to continue our mission," said Nancy Eigel-Miller, Founder and Executive Director of 1N5. “We are thankful the team at Dewey’s has chosen Cincinnati Children’s and 1N5 as the benefactor of this year’s race.”
Learn more, sign up and donate today at bit.ly/Run2RaiseDough. Runners receive a custom shirt, fun giveaways as well as a slice of pizza and a beer (21+). Pizza, beer, and other goodies will be available for purchase.
1N5’s programming is designed to prevent suicide by erasing the stigma of mental illness and promoting optimal mental health. 1N5 was inspired by the statistic that one in five teens and adults live with a mental health condition. Each year over 6,600 young people die by suicide, making it the second leading cause of death in children ages 10-24 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 1N5 aims to end the stigma surrounding mental health that prevents youth from seeking the treatment they need. Since its founding, 1N5 has expanded educational programming to over 130 local schools and universities, reaching 198,000 students in 2022 alone.
About Dewey’s Pizza
Dewey’s Pizza is a casual, family-friendly restaurant offering authentic pizzas, fresh salads, and local craft beer. The company is celebrating 25 years of taking pizza to the next level with their nine locations across Greater Cincinnati. Dewey’s is passionate about delivering exceptional quality and enlightened hospitality. Their philanthropic giving efforts are dedicated to nourishing the local community through volunteerism and fundraising efforts which have raised nearly $1.6 million to local nonprofits since 2010. More information can be found at deweyspizza.com.