Parkside Psychiatric Hospital hosts By Your Side 5k & 1-Mile Dog Walk & Fun Charity Run annually to support Tulsans with mental health and socioeconomic struggles. The 2020 Census reports Tulsans to have a median annual income approximately $15,000 less than the national median. The Tulsa World reports the homeless population of Tulsa rose to 1,063 in May 2022, a 40% increase from 2021. With statistics such as these, it is no surprise that many Tulsans are forced to pick between mental health medication, food, or shelter.
The Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic donates proceeds from By Your Side to Parkside’s By Your Side Patient Assistance Program, which gives Tulsans food, clothing, school supplies, and transportation to and from treatment programs. Sherwood, McCormick & Robert is a proud Premium Sponsor for the By Your Side Run.
Our firm takes pride in supporting our community in such a fun, community-building event. Participants are encouraged to bring their pets along to race with you, and there is a pet costume contest with categories for the cutest dog, the ugliest dog, the dog who looks most like their owner, and the best costume. Partner Hugh Robert, Intern Sarah Marshall, and Sarah’s fiancé, Daniel Siddall all participated in the run on October 8, 2022. They all won awards for their age groups!
Sarah and Dan’s dog, Charlotte, received a medal (all dogs got one!), and she had a lot of fun.
We are already looking forward to sponsoring and participating in next year’s race, and we hope to see you there!