BENEFITING: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Feb 15, 2015
Public discourse on mental health is repeatedly revived by acts of violence and unfortunately seems to only be entertained in that context. Inadvertently, the complexities of the human aspect of the afflicted and affected are narrowly addressed. Most will acknowledge having family or friends that are living with a manner of mental illness. A World Health Organization statistic estimates 1 in 4 people in both developing and developed countries suffer from mental disorders. All the same, perhaps owing to stigma, awareness and public support for mental health is rather limited.
The 2015 Austin Marathon will be the culmination of a commitment I'm making to raise awareness and financial support for the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD). As we prepare for the 26.2 miles on race day, my wife Holly and I seek your support in contributions to this cause and with spreading the word. Every contribution counts.
The goal is to provide mental health awareness a public platform and support efforts to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness.
About the foundation;
"The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD) is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
100% of all donor contributions for research are invested in NARSAD Grants leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of disorders in children and adults, such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, autism, and bipolar, attention-deficit hyperactivity, post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders."
More detail can be found at www.bbrfoundation.org.