Counseling Connections for Change in Pearland was chosen to be a charity partner for the 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon and Half Marathon Run for a Reason.

The nonprofit is the only mental health charity partner chosen for the event, which will be held in January, according to a press release from the nonprofit.

“While we are overflowing with gratitude, we have work to do,” Development Coordinator Shannan Murray said in the release. “Our vision is to transform communities and provide hope because everyone deserves hope. Suicide is a preventable tragedy with access to expert mental health care.”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, CEO and founder Dawn Lawless said in the release. Over the past year, suicide rates have risen, she said.

“Partnering with the Chevron Houston Marathon and Half Marathon is an honor,” Lawless said in the release. “Exercise is a great benefit to mental health, and the ability to bring awareness and support through this partnership is a tremendous blessing.”

Counseling Connections for Change offers a variety of counseling services and types of therapy. While the nonprofit is based in Pearland, it serves clients in Brazoria, Galveston, Fort Bend and Harris counties, according to the release.

Those interested in participating as an individual or a business can visit Chevron Houston Marathon’s website.