Hi friends! My name is Maddie, and I'm running the Boston Marathon with the Herren Project team in April of 2020! The Herren Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established in 2011 by former NBA basketball player Chris Herren. Together we recover...as we support, inspire & empower those affected by substance use disorder. www,herrenproject.org I would be incredibly grateful if you could help me reach my fundraising goal of $10,000 , which will go to the Herren Project to support them in their mission to serve and advocate for individuals and families impacted by substance and alcohol use disorder.
If you know me well, you know that mental health is something I'm immensely passionate about. I've spent the last four years attempting to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and advocating for increased mental health education and support on the campus of Colby College. Fundraising for the Herren Project and running on Team HP for the 2020 Boston Marathon is a unique way for me to continue advocating and pursuing my passion for supporting those with mental illness. Last spring, through my roles in student government and Active Minds, we were able to bring Chris Herren, the founder of the Herren Project, to Colby to speak on his experience with substance use disorder and mental illness. Chris was hugely impactful and an amazing inspiration to me and other Colby community members, which inspired me to join team HP for Boston 2020! It would mean the world to me if you would support the Herren Project and our Boston Marathon team! Thank you so much for your help!