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Running For Brave

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BENEFITING: THIS IS MY BRAVE INC

ORGANIZER: Annie

EVENT DATE: Apr 12, 2015

Nicole Gibney

THE STORY:

Annie Powell wrote -

Being brave can mean a lot of things for a lot of different people but for Annie Powell her brave means bruised toenails, beating the elements of wind, snow and rain and a lot of foam rolling....also known as training for and then completing her first half marathon (13.1 miles). 


After struggling for over two years with depression and anxiety, Annie was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder at the age of 32, married and a mom of 3 young children (including TWIN boys!!). The diagnosis was actually a relief as she now had a name for the feelings she was having. After figuring out a good medicine regime, she got into fitness....in a big way as in completing multiple sprint triathlons, road races, getting her NASM Certified Personal Training credentials and even getting a job as a Personal Trainer. A new love for fitness was born and she says its changed her life for the better all after the diagnosis of a mental disorder.


Annie has been greatly encouraged by a non-profit organization called "This Is My Brave." This 501c(3) non-profit encourages those with mental illness to be brave and share their story to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness. Through the training for her first half-marathon, Annie will be creating a diary about her training plan (the highs and the lows) in an effort to show how fitness can be beneficial for everyone but especially those with mental illness. Annie's training diary will be a regular Friday series on the This Is My Brave blog.


Please consider supporting her brave endeavor where all the monies raised will go directly to "This Is My Brave, Inc." and their high school community awareness program. Any funds raised over the $1,300 goal will be designated to a scholarship fund to a local LCPS high school student who is making a difference in the mental health community. Any donation amount will be welcomed with open arms.

The Team: $4,256 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Annie Powell

Amount Raised

$2,626

 

53% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Erin Troia

Amount Raised

$920

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Vicki Matos

Amount Raised

$330

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Laurie Warwick

Amount Raised

$125

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THIS IS MY BRAVE INC

Amount Raised

$100

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Jennifer Marshall

Amount Raised

$100

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Nicole Gibney

Amount Raised

$30

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Kristen O'Neil

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

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DONATION: $30

2 years ago