BENEFITING: Life Is Priceless Foundation
EVENT DATE: May 03, 2015
Mark Jacobs wrote -
UPDATE: During the sign-up process you will be asked for your credit card. We do NOT charge your card but it is kept on file because BIKE NY, the event organizers, require that LIPF riders raise a minimum of $750 per rider. This applies to the ride only.
Runners there is a $50 registration fee, walkers are entirely free. However we ask that you do try to raise money as these are the $$ that will help the families who suffer from depression and mental illness.
Please join The LIPF for our 4th year riding for the research and treatment of depression and suicide prevention. NEW for this year is a 5K Run and 5K walk being held the Saturday following the ride. Please consider joining our team!
This is our third year as an official charity partner with the TD Five Boro Bike Tour and we hope you will consider riding for our foundation. You will receive a VIP pass to the tour at the front of the pack, including breakfast & lunch and our 2015 LIPF Jersey. Of course we will be stopping at Pedro's for a margarita and group photo before the final ride into Staten Island.
About the RUN/WALK:
The 5K Walk route begins at 10 AM. Walkers will travel over the Brooklyn Bridge and back to the Seaport for New York City’s first #IWillListen Day featuring a concert and Wellness Fair with activities such as free massage, yoga, basic health screenings, raffle prizes, and more!
Join over 5,000 New Yorkers in the city’s largest event to support mental health and fight the stigma people affected by mental illness and their families face every day.
8-10am: Walker/Runner sign-in and registration
9am: 5K Run Start
10-10:15am: NAMIWalks NYC opening ceremony
10:15am-12pm: Walk from South Street Seaport Promenade over Brooklyn Bridge and back
11am-1:30pm: Post Walk #IWillListen Fair and #IWillListen Day concert event
Every year, one in four adults will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. In 2011, the CDC reported that nearly 500,000 people were treated in emergency departments for self-inflicted injuries.
ONLY 61 percent of Americans think it appropriate to tell family members about a mental illness diagnosis, according to a recent study commissioned by the New York City Metro chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Just 43 percent approve of telling friends about a diagnosis, and just 13 percent of telling co-workers.
It's time to make a difference.
For more information on The LIPF please visit www.lipf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more inforamtion about NAMI's I WILL LISTEN CAMPAIGN visit www.IWillListen.org
Thank you for your consideration.
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