DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC)
Just one day shy of Mother's Day, hundreds of runners and walkers took to the pavement on Daniel Island, raising money and awareness for post partum depression.
The 12th annual Mom's Run, organized by group Postpartum Support Charleston, started and ended at Blackbaud Stadium, followed by a Family Fun Day.
Last year, more than 400 participants signed up for the 5K, prompting organizers to set a goal of 500 people in 2015.
Research shows as many as 20 percent of new moms will experience postpartum depression in the first year after the birth of a baby.
Symptoms include feelings of guilt, sadness, anger or irritability. Some mothers also illustrate a lack of interest in the baby.
"I saw a tee-shirt that said, keep calm you're a good mom, and I thought was great," said race volunteer. Siobhan Maize.