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Yair Listokin's Fundraiser:

Support Mental Health So People Don't Need to Run Ironman Distance Triathlons

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BENEFITING: Anxiety and Depression Association of America

EVENT DATE: Jul 27, 2014

Yair Listokin

THE STORY:

Dear All:

I'm participating in (and even hoping to finish) the Ironman Lake Placid. I figure this is a great time to hit people up for money for an incredibly important cause-- the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Anxiety and depression lead people (e.g. me) to do crazy things like Ironman Triathlons (and thats considered a healthy "coping strategy"...). So please donate. If you have any questions, please see the FAQs below. (To see the FAQs, click the "see more" link below).

Lots of love,

Yair (stogey)

 

FAQs

1. Why am I trying to complete an Ironman?

a. Its better than being anxious and depressed (see FAQ #2).

b. My sister did it. I am jealous.

c. If I finish, I'll try to casually inject my accomplishment into every conversation I have for the next few years. 

d. It gives me a good excuse to pore over google maps for the Adirondacks.

 

2. Why am I raising money to support treatments for depression and anxiety?

a. Being anxious and/or depressed sucks.

b. I'm a contrarian, and I've never seen anyone raise money for anxiety and depression research.

c. We are still treating anxiety and depression with medications and therapies developed in the 1970s and 1980s.

d. Anxiety and/or depression seriously disrupts the lives of more people I know than any other illness. As we age, I know this will change, but not because anxiety and depression are less prevalent.  

e. People are very tight lipped about anxiety or depression disorders. So I figure I should talk about it a lot.

f. As proof of how much depression sucks, consider the spouses of Ironman participant. The wannabe Ironman devotes most of their free time to training, yet the non participant spouse prefers to have a wannabe Ironman who is gone training for a crazy event than a depressed or anxious spouse.  

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Yair Listokin

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Donor Comments

Daniel Beast Silverberg

Daniel Beast Silverberg

DONATION: $18

Way to go, Stogey. Zivvy, great fundraising. Mayer, please see above. 4 years ago

Benjamin and Lisa Sachs

Benjamin and Lisa Sachs

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

For my daughter, JMG 4 years ago

Carl, Karen, Shira, Yair, Pnina and Hodaya

Carl, Karen, Shira, Yair, Pnina and Hodaya

Kol hakavod! 4 years ago

Steve & Tova Greenberg

Steve & Tova Greenberg

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Avi Pfeffer

Avi Pfeffer

DONATION: $100

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Jon

Jon

who in the hell has a watermelon birthday cake? you must be nuts . . . 4 years ago

Beast and Sarah

Beast and Sarah

DONATION: $360

Go Stogey! 4 years ago

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