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Thumbs Up 5K & 10K

Raise money for Thumbs Up 5K & 10K



THUMBS UP was founded in 2014 by Katie Shatusky, Jessica Hackenmueller and Jody Kreuser in honor of two great men, Robert “Bob” Schmit and Charles “Chuck” Dahlheimer, who like many others took their lives after living in silence from a mental illness. THUMBS UP is all about EMBRACING those who are struggling and breaking the stigma around mental health. Connecting, supporting and encouraging one another to talk about their feelings and challenges and to “KEEP MOVING FORWARD”. We are dedicated to educating and teaching about mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, what you can to do help others who struggle and community awareness initiatives. Let’s UNITE to help others to KEEP MOVING FORWARD.


“We value LIFE and we ASPIRE to help others in our COMMUNITY by talking about MENTAL HEALTH.”


  • Help promote wellness and positive living for people through awareness and early education programs.
  • Encourage people to be open, engage in conversation, and be vulnerable.
  • Connect people to support services in the area.
  • Create a movement with a brand that makes mental health relatable and that people can build a relationship with.


Kickstart important conversations via our THUMBS UP apparel. Encourage social connectedness via our community fundraising events. Drive awareness via carefully selected relationships with individuals and organizations. Bring the brightest minds together to inform, educate & teach coping skills for those who struggle with a mental illness.


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Sep 21 Kathryn & Brian Heigl $40.00
Sep 21 Karl Koester $50.00
Sep 21 Judy Koester $50.00
Sep 20 Anonymous $158.33
Sep 20 Kevin & Michelle Kartes $10.00
Sep 20 Anonymous $20.00
Sep 18 Brit A $43.45
Sep 18 Anonymous $27.48
Sep 18 Anonymous Love you Gerti Undisclosed amount
Sep 18 For Team Joel In honor of an amazing man, father, brother, uncle and friend $54.10