Hello Friends, Family and Those who share the love of running! I am sending you this email to ask for your support. On November 5th, 2017 I will be running the New York City Marathon. I will be running on behalf of Minding Your Mind. Minding Your Mind is a non-profit organization with the primary objective to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults struggling with mental health issues. They also provide valuable information to teachers, school administrators and parents . As a high school nurse I had the opportunity to attend two presentations in my school district. The first was to an audience of faculty and staff and the second was to an audience of high school students. What I loved about both presentations were the personal experiences that were shared and the strategies used to overcome their struggle. The personal experiences and stories of success are the value of this organization. As a very close friend of mine once said, "you're only as happy as your saddest child." Whether your a parent, ever worked with teens or young adults or have struggled yourself as a teen, you are aware of how important an organization such as this is to the mental health of our young adults. Remember it's the human spirit and will to overcome, whether it be finishing a marathon or overcoming a personal struggle. Thank you for your support!