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24 Hours for Mental Health

Join fellow community members and run 1 mile, every hour, for 24 hours.  Sound impossible?  Nah...you've got this.  You can even walk it and still have plenty of time for a short nap, a bite to eat, and a chance to binge watch some more NETFLIX.

What:  a 24-hour endurance event comprised of running one mile each hour for the entire period

When:  beginning anytime on Saturday, May 30th, and continuing for 24 hours (start at midnight, 6am or anytime on that Saturday)

Where:  your home, your neighborhood, town park, indoors on a treadmill

Who: anyone, all ages

Why:  to raise awareness and fund for the programs that support the mental health of our community members

How:  run one mile each hour for 24 hours straight

Beneficiaries:  Funds raised in this fundraiser will go to support behavioral health services in our community, including teletherapy, assisting individuals with accessing services, education and outreach to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and mental health supports for students in our schools

You can run it alone, or join a team and run it as a relay--teams can be as big as you'd like--4 people could each run 6 hours, or 8 people could each run 3 hours.

Every hour, you will commit to run one mile.  You can record your run on any of the popular running aps, such as Strava, MapMyRun, Nike Run Club, or your Apple Watch.  Take a selfie of you when you finish your run and send it in to us or post it to your own social media account.

You can also sponsor an hour or more!  For a $100 donation by an individual, family or business, you will be an official mile sponsor.  We will highlight your sponsorship during your hour on social media and recognize you in our post-event press releases.


 


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When
Saturday May 30th
All Day
Where
San Miguel County, CO, USA
San Miguel County, CO, USA

Story

 

These are challenging times for all of us in the face of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19.   Our graduating seniors are sad to lose their final months with their classmates.  Our friends and family have lost their jobs and are worried about finding work if and when the economy reopens fully.  Many of us are struggling to pay bills, homeschool our children, and find enough food to put on the table each day.

It is no wonder then that anxiety, depression, social isolation, and fears of the future are more common today.

What can you do to help?  

You can help raise funds for mental health services in our local communities.  We know that treatment can be effective, but not always easy to afford.  We know that professionals can help, but sometimes the insurance limits our visits, or our deductible is too high.

Funds raised in this fundraiser will go to support behavioral health services in our community, including teletherapy, assisting individuals with accessing services, education and outreach to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and mental health supports for students in our schools.

Posted by Tri-County Health Network