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Jogging 4 Journals

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BENEFITING: NoStigmas

Megan Roach

THE STORY:

Hi! My name is Megan and my campaign is called Jogging 4 Journals! I have struggled with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety from quite a young age.  I attempted suicide for the first time at the age of 14, and have attempted 5 more times since then.  I have been living well with my illnesses for about 5 years now, but I know what its like to be in the hospital with a mental illness.  It's not fun.  So, I decided to do something about it!  I am giving journals to patients with mental illness!

I began this campaign in 2016, when I ran a 5k every month and asked for people to donate to me so that I could buy journals for patients on my local hospital's Mental Health Unit. I gave away a couple hundred journals last year, and the patients LOVE them! I chose journals because they are a great and inexpensive coping skill for many people with mental illness! They are also a tangible way to show the patients that they are not alone and that they are loved! In 2017, I will be running 3 races, and will be asked for donations for those races, or anytime during the year that you'd like to donate! I will be running a 5k on April 2, a 10k on June 24, and a half marathon on October 15. I plan to give out 45 journals every other week. For this fundraiser, half of the donations will be going to Jogging 4 Journals, and half will go to NoStigmas! The journals only cost about 50 cents, so even a donation of $5 will go a long way! Thank you in advance for your support of this cause!  And please share this page as much as you can!

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