Shane Konrad via Crowdrise
June 01, 2011
BENEFITING: Institute for Community Living, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Dear Friends & Family,
As many of you know, I ran the 2008 New York City Marathon & raised almost $3000 for an organization that supports people fighting cancer. However, this year I've decided to raise funds for an organization that supports people with mental illness.
As a psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital, one of America's oldest & largest public hospitals, I have learned how important it is for us to support this vulnerable patient population as they transition beyond the hospital and back into the community.
I’m proud to share with you that I’ll be running the 2011 NYC Marathon as a member of TEAM ICL (Institute for Community Living). I hope that you’ll join me on the team – not as a runner, but as a charitable supporter.
Without your help I cannot achieve my goals– not only your support in my completion of the marathon, but also in my fundraising efforts on behalf of TEAM ICL. You too can help ICL change the lives of thousands who face profound challenges. I have provided some info about this organization below.
Please support me by making a tax deductible donation. Any amount will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much for your support!
P.S. Want to help me even more? Please spread the word to others who might be interested in supporting ICL and encourage them to visit my personal fundraising website:
ICL touches the lives of over 8,000 men, women, & children each year. ICL has been a leader in developing & implementing best practice, evidence-based recovery & treatment services. With over 100 programs, ICL's staff strives to create a safe & caring environment for people with a history of mental illness, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions & homelessness, helping them to take charge of their lives.
Many of these individuals – veterans, parents, & single adults – have nowhere else to turn. In times of crisis, people in need of treatment, support, and/or advocacy rely on ICL. With innovative rehabilitation programs, ICL has created a variety of doorways for these individuals to re-enter the mainstream of life.