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Team Erika's Lighthouse: Chicago Marathon 2016

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THE STORY:

To support the cause of depression awareness and suicide prevention, I’m running on the Erika’s Lighthouse team (check out their amazing mission below). As a school psychologist, a big part of my job is providing counseling support to students experiencing low self-esteem and stress. I use the Erika’s Lighthouse programs, which are engaging and teenage-friendly, to teach all of the 7th - 8th graders to notice signs of depression, to seek help for themselves or others, and to have hope.  The new program, “Real Teenagers Talking about Adolescent Depression,” includes a video that successfully balances the scary statistics with helpful messages (depression is treatable!) and real success stories.  I have experienced the power of this program. I have had students enter my office and ask for help. I’m more confident in our ability to fight the stigma of depression, find the students who need help, and begin the process of healing - thanks to our partnership with Erika’s Lighthouse.

An incredible way to support Team Erika's Lighthouse is to help us meet our fundraising goal by donating whatever you can, as well as, passing the Team Erika's Lighthouse fundraising page on to friends and family.

Erika’s Lighthouse is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Somewhere between 15%-20% of our children will suffer from a depressive episode before they reach adulthood, and 90-98% of youth who take their life have a diagnosable mental disorder, the most common being depression. Although depression is quite common and can be serious, nearly 80% of young people go undiagnosed and untreated due to cultural stigma.

Our goal is to help communities develop a culture that allows open discussion about mental health so we can overcome stigma and encourage early identification and treatment of teen depression - protecting young lives.

We meet our goals by providing free and effective educational programming and materials targeted towards middle school and high school communities that share the message that depression is common, yet treatable. You are not alone. 

Depression education is our best hope to prevent suicide and help schools to create a culture of good mental health. Please join us and together let's "GET DEPRESSION OUT OF THE DARK!"

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To This Fundraiser

$2,090

MONEY RAISED
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  • John and Sara Russell

    $25

  • Pizza Nuts

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vierling

    $100

  • Ted Pequod

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kelly Kerwin

    $10

  • Tim + Christina

    $50

  • Lynn Horne

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • The Brown Family

    $50

  • L. Polak

    $20

  • Clark McKown

    $250

  • Gumbiner

    $25

  • Lauren & Seth Valdez

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Betsy and Jeff Nelson

    $20

  • Silkworth/Smith

    $100

  • Biz Zast

    $150

  • The Davis Family

    $50

  • George & Micki Allen

    $100

  • Phil Zielinski

    $50

  • Ponsaran Family

    $100

  • Dodi Bailen

    $25

  • The Phoenix

    $50

  • Schmitz Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anne & Chris Vierling

    $100

  • Sarah, Jake, Poppy & Lincoln

     

  • Peter Sagal

    $100

  • Fleming fam

    $25

  • Whitton/Gross Family

    $50

  • Robyn & Cliff Chamberlain

    $75

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139% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $83,761 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

ERIKAS LIGHTHOUSE A BEACON OF HOPE ...

Amount Raised

$10,971

 

21% Raised of $52,500 Goal

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Mitchell Loveman

Amount Raised

$10,125

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Heather Freed

Amount Raised

$7,553

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Jake and Lauren Rynar

Amount Raised

$4,081

 

136% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Katelyn Sweress

Amount Raised

$2,705

 

180% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Danielle Spiekhout

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

102% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Johnny Figel

Amount Raised

$2,457

 

164% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Keller Schlueter

Amount Raised

$2,456

 

164% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Robyn & Cliff Chamberlain

Robyn & Cliff Chamberlain

DONATION: $75

So proud of you Del! 2 years ago

Whitton/Gross Family

Whitton/Gross Family

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Betsy Catlin 2 years ago

Fleming fam

Fleming fam

DONATION: $25

Go Dell, go! You got this! 2 years ago

Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal

DONATION: $100

Because I have no idea what you're talking about with this "depression" stuff. 2 years ago

Sarah, Jake, Poppy & Lincoln

Sarah, Jake, Poppy & Lincoln

Run, Del, Run! And we celebrate the life of Jason. 2 years ago

Anne & Chris Vierling

Anne & Chris Vierling

DONATION: $100

Been meaning to do this for a while. This is so awesome. You're amazing. Here's to JJ! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Schmitz Family

Schmitz Family

DONATION: $50

Del~ Thank you for doing this. Depression and suicide are illnesses on both sides of our family. We will be cheering for you and we have lots of angelse who will nudge you along as well. Good luck, Lady! 2 years ago

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dodi Bailen

Dodi Bailen

DONATION: $25

2 years ago