Welcome to my One in Five fundraising page!
Friends and family -
I accepted the challenge. I'm lacing up my running shoes, and now I need (and would sincerely appreciate) your support! On June 8th, I'll be participating at the One in Five Marathon Relay to benefit mental health initiatives. I plan to run the individual 6.2 mile (10k) race in Grand Rapids. This is part of my larger personal goal for 2018 - to run at least one race per month for the entire year.
Did you know that one in five adults suffer with some form of mental illness? That's 42.5 million people in the United States alone. Untreated mental illness is the most underrated health and social epidemic worldwide—and the numbers prove it. One in five adults will face a mental illness this year. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among youth ages 10-24. Nearly 60% of mental illness goes untreated. This cause is near and dear to my heart - some close relatives in my family (and my husband's family) have dealt with, are dealing with, and/or experienced mental illness.
You can help by supporting my fundraising efforts and make a tax-deductible donation. Join me on my journey to reaching my goal. My initial personal goal was to fundraise $300 or more by June 8th. I am proud to say I have reached my goal, but would definitely appreciate further donations! My fundraising efforts will allow Hope Network to develop early intervention initiatives and continue treatment programs for those who battle mental illness.
Big or small, any amount helps in the fight for the one in five. For more information about this event and supporting Hope Network, please visit the website: http://1in5marathonrelay.com/#the-cause. You can also search "Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay" on Facebook as well.
If you are interested in participating in this event, you can go to the website and register for any of the following:
1) Marathon Relay: Teams of five people will complete a full marathon (26.2 miles),
2) Virtual 5K (3.1 miles),
3) Community Walk, or
4) 6.2 Mile Individual Race (which I'm participating in)
Thank you SO MUCH for your consideration in advance. I greatly appreciate it! -Beth
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