FRIENDS Stutter-Step 5k


Event Date

Sat, Apr 16, 2016


Galena, OH

About This Activity

FRIENDS is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to empowering young people who stutter and their families. Our mission is to provide support and education to people who stutter, their families, and clinicians. We believe that every child, teen, and adult deserves to live in a world where they are accepted and empowered.

Lee Caggiano, M.A, C.C.C. is co-founder and Director of FRIENDS. Lee is a Board recognized specialist and mentor in Fluency Disorders. She serves as a consultant to many school districts as well as teaching the graduate level fluency courses at New York University, Queens College, and Long Island University and is also the mother of a son who stutters.

We hold a large annual convention each July and many regional one-day conferences around the country throughout the year. In 2016, our annual convention is being held in Columbus, Ohio (Dublin) July 28-30. We will also be hosting a one-day conference here in Ohio on February 27, 2016 at Bowling Green State University.

Not only do we serve young people and their families, but also provide invaluable education to SLPs and graduate students and welcome adults who stutter into our community as volunteers.

This is our first 5K to raise money for FRIENDS. All profits are used for scholarships to help families attend the annual convention and conferences. Please join us on April 16 to run or walk in our race. Families and teams are also welcome.

If you would like further information please go to our website: or call Ruth at (614) 561-1402.

No Pets Allowed

  • Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:
  • Friday, April 15th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • RoadRunner Sports
  • 535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH

Race Day Registration:

Cash/check ONLY.

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