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Liz Floyd's Fundraiser:

2016 Hartford 1/2 for NAMI

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August 13, 2016

After missing runs the past two evenings due to thunder storms i HAD to get my butt out there tonight, no excuses...not even the heat ...which  See more

BENEFITING: NAMI

Liz Floyd

THE STORY:

1 baby, 1 surgery & 4 years later and I'm baaack! With stroller in tow I'm once again training for the Hartford 1/2 Marathon and of course, fundraising along the way!! Help me stay motivated as I work my way toward 13.1 miles. Consider donating to my fundraiser supporting the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This is a cause near and dear to my heart and one that deserves to gain some recognition and support! Remember, every little bit helps!

"Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible." Society as a whole has a very limited understanding and compassion for those dealing with this sort of illness. There's a lot of negative stigma surrounding these illnesses for example - if someone is bipolar or schizophrenic they are considered "CRAZY" in the eyes of the general public. Many types of mental illnesses are often joked about or worse, dismissed and not taken seriously as a true medical condition. The charity I've chosen to run for helps dispel these myths, provides support to those who may look fine on the outside but are truly suffering inside, and helps family members of those who struggle with these types of "silent illnesses" learn coping methods and various other useful insights into the internal world their loved one lives in.

I hope you will find it in your hearts to help me raise money for this phenomenal organization and - if nothing else, I hope you will learn to not take people at face value for they could be fighting an internal battle that others will never even begin to understand. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Financial contributions allow NAMI to offer an array of programs, initiatives and activities in support of the NAMI mission.

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To This Fundraiser

$360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Smith

    $10

  • Steve and Liz Struble

    $50

  • The Osnoes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan and Sara Aparo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dad & Mom Floyd

    $50

  • Lisa Mingione

    $25

  • NUTMEG PAC

    $25

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72% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Liz Floyd

Amount Raised

$310

 

62% Raised of $500 Goal

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Elizabeth Struble

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

NUTMEG PAC

NUTMEG PAC

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lisa Mingione

Lisa Mingione

DONATION: $25

Our struggle, our victories 2 years ago

Dad & Mom Floyd

Dad & Mom Floyd

DONATION: $50

You go girl! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dan and Sara Aparo

Dan and Sara Aparo

DONATION: $25

Way to go Liz! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In memory of Alfonso and Alvesta Floyd 2 years ago

The Osnoes

The Osnoes

DONATION: $25

Go Liz and Cam!!! 2 years ago

Steve and Liz Struble

Steve and Liz Struble

DONATION: $50

LOVE YOU Sis! Can't wait to be there when you cross that finish line!! 2 years ago

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

DONATION: $10

2 years ago