Will you help Fuel The Movement? Our eyes are set on the most powerful and effective path towards achieving mental health and wellness-Community. While encouraging team members to move during this weeklong event, we are also encouraging them to support their local businesses. In fact, Gilead will be matching team members local spending up to $2500 that will go right back into the communities where our programs are located, Middlesex County and New Britain.
As we hit the one year mark since COVID19 radically changed our routines, we are reminded of the importance of this event in fostering and supporting community. To bring us together in creative ways when the pandemic has forced us apart, to support our local businesses, and most importantly, to raise awareness around mental health and wellness and raise funds to support its pursuit and achievement.
Our movement event is more important now then ever. COVID19 has seriously impacted mental health and has driven the number of adults experiencing poor mental health up by 30%. Before the pandemic, 11% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety and depression. Now it's 41%.
We all know many who are struggling. Maybe it's a parent, a child, a family member. Maybe it's yourself. And we also recognize the pandemic's effect on the economy and our local businesses is a major contributor to this high number.
Who is TEAM GILEAD Moving For? For you. For me. Or a favorite local business. For all of us who cares about someone struggling with mental illness and addiction.
Thank you for coming together for this wonderful cause. Together we can improve lives and build futures. We can't wait to see your moves.