Hopefully all of you donate to an organization or multiple organizations throughout the year. There are so many amazing non-profits that rely on donations to function. Remember that no matter how small the amount, every dollar helps.
The Mental Health Association in Delaware is an organization close to my heart. Their focus is education, support and advocacy for mental health issues. Most people don’t realize that mental illness is a major public health problem, with 1 in 5 Americans experiencing depression or anxiety disorders every year. The MHA offers free support groups for depression, anxiety, survivors of suicide, survivors of accidents and murders and families of veterans. They run a suicide prevention hotline which responds to more than 1,700 calls per year.
For the past two years I have participated in the MHA’s main fundraiser; E-Racing The Blues, a 5K/10K run/walk. It’s a great opportunity to get some exercise, be active in the community and raise money for an amazing organization. This year E-Racing The Blues will be held on October 27, 2013! Sign up for the race or donate to this amazing organization at their website.