BENEFITING: PROJECT 375
EVENT DATE: Nov 23, 2014
“The way people think about mental health is CRAZY.
That’s why OUR MISSION is to end the stigma attached to mental illness, ADVOCATE for unprecedented awareness, CONNECT those suffering to resources, And paint the world LIME GREEN.”
(The Brandon Marshall Foundation mission statement)
With all of the unfortunate events going on in the world the past year, be it suicides, mass shootings, or just the average person dealing with anxiety, I found it important to run for such an important cause. Today, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental health each day and many do not know how to get help and where to turn when they are suffering. Coming from a family who falls into this category, suffering from many different mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, it was important for me to run for a cause that directly impacts my life and the loved ones around me.
The Brandon Marshall Foundation helps people like my family find help and fights to end the stigma that mental health disease brings. Please help me raise awareness for mental health as I run 26.2 miles in the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 23. Each step I take will be dedicated to those who are suffering from a mental illness. Every dollar donated to the Brandon Marshall Foundation helps someone fight their battle with mental health.
“The Brandon Marshall Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to raising unprecedented awareness about mental health through education, support, research, and treatment funding. We've started the dialogue; we hope you join the discussion.”
All quotes obtained from thebrandonmarshall.com