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Nick Snead's Fundraiser:

Race for Your Mind Deux: Pheidippides Runs to Texas

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BENEFITING: NAMI HUNTSVILLE

EVENT: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

EVENT DATE: Feb 16, 2014

Nick Snead

THE STORY:

<------Thank you race sponsors. Scroll through the photos and video or follow the links to learn about the generous business partners who have offered support. Much gratitude to you all.

Allison Jansen Photography

Behavioral Sciences of Alabama

Rocks in my Pockets

Soft Bottoms Diapers              

The Vetter Team, at Morley Real Estate

In December 2012, I competed in the Rocket City Marathon here in Huntsville. As runners often do, I used my race as an opportunity to raise money for a cause, the Huntsville chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illnes (NAMI). I reached out to friends and family and asked for donations of a dollar for each mile of the 26 mile race. I had wonderful response and even received contributions from friends of friends, strangers I had never met.

On February 16, I will be competing in my second marathon, this time in Austin, TX. Again I will be using my race as a fundraiser for NAMI Huntsville. For those who can, I would like to ask again for suggested $26 dollar donations to help us continue providing mental health educaion, support, and advocacy in our community. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Simply spreading the word about this fundraiser and our organization is a valuable gift. In addition to individual donations, I will be looking this time for businesses interested in sponsoring our mission to sooth some of the pain wrought by psychological and emotional disorders.

For me this is personal. After serious mental breakdown in the fall of 2010 and many painful months for my family, my friends, and myself while I battled severe depression, racing is a celebration of mental stability regained. I don't believe it's possible to separate emotional and physical health. They are not different issues to be treated by isolated specialists working in unrelated branches of medicine. Psychological and physical health work best when they work in tandem towards complete, overall well-being. Get your mind working well and your body naturally tries to follow along. Get your body firing healthy and your mind begins to fire with it (that's a chiasmus for my rhetoriquer/quese buddies out there).

NAMI Huntsville helped me trek back from the mouth of hell during the worst of times. Returned to stability, volunteering at NAMI Huntsville keeps me steady and upright, providing purpose and a sense that my pain can now be useful to others in need.

If you would like to donate, you can make contributions directly through this site or send checks to NAMI Huntsville; 701 Andrew Jackson Way; Huntsville, AL 35801. If you are interested in adding your company’s name as a race sponsor please contact me at njs2g@virginia.edu.

Donations help us provide:

*Family-to-Family Education Courses. A free, 12-week course for family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Times and days vary and courses begin two to three times annually. Those interested can contact the NAMI Huntsville office for information about upcoming courses. Registration required. 256-534-2628.

*Monthly support group meetings for family members of people with mental illness. First Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 p.m. in the United Way Board Room. 701 Andrew Jackson Way; Huntsville, AL 35801. 256-534-2628

*NAMI Connection a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Thursdays @5:30 p.m. in the United Way Board Room. 701 Andrew Jackson Way; Huntsville, AL 35801. 256-534-2628

*Monthly education meetings on varying topics related to mental health. Third Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m. in the United Way Board Room.

*A mental health library of over 200 titles in our office at the United Way Building. All are welcome to use our resources on site. NAMI Members can check out books from the collection for at home use.

*Compassionate empathy and information from experienced volunteers about local resources and navigating through the complexities of the mental health services system. 256-534-2628

My writing on depression and other things is available here http://sneadspaisaudela.blogspot.com/

$1,776

MONEY RAISED
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  • Meg

     

  • Joanne

     

  • Marcie porter

     

  • Michelle VanDeven

     

  • Alex

     

  • Kim

     

  • Ariel

     

  • Linda Snead

     

  • D4D (Nick)

     

  • EECEJEEE

     

  • Beck McDowell

     

  • Sarah Beth & Tom

     

  • Behavioral Sciences of Alabama

     

  • R D Perry

     

  • Mary McK

     

  • Allison Jansen Photography

     

  • Eric & Amy

     

  • Laurie

     

  • Linda

     

  • David Vetter, Shelby Vetter, & Sarah Jayne Snead

     

  • Allison Lewis

     

  • Offline

     

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  • Katherine Lakin-Schultz

     

  • Eric Snead

     

  • halley

     

  • Offline

     

  • Leanne Perry and family

     

  • Johanna Denney

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emilie Littlehales

     

  • Donna

     

  • Kelly McConnell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nellie

     

  • Bob

     

  • Larry and Margaret

     

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118% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $1,776 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nick Snead

Amount Raised

$1,426

 

95% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Linda Snead

Amount Raised

$350

Donor Comments

Larry and Margaret

Larry and Margaret

3 years ago

Bob

Bob

3 years ago

Nellie

Nellie

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Kelly McConnell

Kelly McConnell

4 years ago

Donna

Donna

Go Nick! 4 years ago

Emilie Littlehales

Emilie Littlehales

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Good luck - have fun - enjoy the view! 4 years ago

Johanna Denney

Johanna Denney

4 years ago

Leanne Perry and family

Leanne Perry and family

4 years ago