Why I'm fun(run)draising for Mental Health
Half of us at some point will experience mental health problems. That's a lot more than I thought!
Having ridden through (and fought against) the ups and downs of anxiety over the last 10+ years, I count myself in that 50%. It's nice to know there's so many of us.
I'm lucky to have an amazing support network, the means to get help when I need it, and the freedom to do what I need to do to stay well (like running!), but I know that not everyone has these things.
By fundraising, I hope that in some small way I can help to pay it forward. I hope the money raised will give someone else who needs help and support the chance to get it.
I'll be running the Round the Bays Half-Marathon on Feb 16th, 2020, proudly supporting the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
Thanks for donating!
Team Mental Health Foundation
I'm running the half marathon to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.
I'm doing this because more than 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and I don’t want them to face it on their own.
Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help them advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.
I am aiming to raise $1000 – please show your support and donate to my page!