Delafield Physician to Conduct marathon in all 50 states in 50 days Increasing mental illness awareness

Dr. Adel Korkor

DELAFIELD — He’s run over 200 marathons, but one local doctor is carrying on a fresh challenge. He’s hoping to wipe out the stigma of mental illness one race at one time.

Warm up, stretch, run — it’s turned into a lifestyle for Delafied physician, Doctor Adel Korkor.

“I have been involved in taking care of patients for the last 37 decades,” explained Dr. Korkor.

Dr. Adel Korkor

Today, Dr. Korkor is using his enthusiasm for conducting to assist others.

“There’s always a component of mental health problems people have that we’re not addressing,” explained Dr. Korkor.

Dr. Korkor utilized running as a means to better his own mental health after struggling with anxiety, and he wants to spread awareness throughout the nation.

Dr. Adel Korkor

“There’s something¬†¬†that I could do about that. Here I’m, I am doing this because it is helping my emotionally and physically but you realize there’s a huge problem out there supporting me, and now I need to go out there and deliver that message. You know what? I can run a 5K in each nation, and take out that message and do anything. Five Fifty Fifty sounded very good so that I realized it could be achieved,” Korkor stated.

The goal of the Five Fifty Fifty: run 5Ks in all 50 states in 50 days.

Dr. Adel Korkor

“It’s gonna be a big challenge, I’ve never done that before,” Korkor stated. “The most significant issue is the heart, core and balance, and endurance, so that’s gonna be the biggie.”

Hence that the training starts. . .and since the adventure nears for Dr. Korkor, the emotions hit an all-time large.

Dr. Adel Korkor

Dr. Adel Korkor

“Anxiety, I think it is a huge undertaking and ask much as it’s a struggle for my own physically, it is more of a struggle for your own message. I want the concept to get across. I want people to understand that mental health issue is most common, it is everywhere and people that suffer with it aren’t alone,” explained Korkor.

In an effort to stop the anguish, the Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk Series will be racing to assist, one state at one moment.

“Time is of the essence, there’s not any time to waste, we can’t wait a second 100 days or year to be upward in each state. We will need to be all out there today, we will need to get it done fast and get the message across. It is a crisis we have in our nation,” Dr. Korkor stated.

The Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk Series will feature organized events in each country and is available to the general public.

Dr. Korkor’s travel starts in Hawaii on May 5th, and has been Milwaukee in June.

Dr. Adel Korkor