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Posted on: August 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Matthew “Smiles” Foundation Partners with Parks and Recreation to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Matthew Smiles - 5K Color Run - Oct 15 2022

This event, made possible through partnership with Goochland County Parks and Recreation, will focus on raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. 

By all outward appearances, Matthew Cabral was a happy 13-year-old boy. In December 2020 the Cabral family and the world lost Matthew to suicide. The Cabral family founded Matthew “Smiles” to help other families find the help they need to recognize and deal with the issue of depression.

The 5k Color Run will be held at Hidden Rock Park located at 1920 Hidden Rock in Maidens, Virginia. Participants should plan to arrive between 7 – 7:45 AM for check-in; the race will begin at 8 AM. Cost for registration is $30. Funds raised from this race will help with depression and suicide awareness in youth. 

For more information about the race, or to register, please call (804) 556-5854 or visit: For more information on the Matthew “Smiles” Foundation, please visit   

Matthew Smiles - 5K Color Run - Oct 15 2022

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