106% of $40,000 goal
Fundraiser since Jun 2022
89% of $4,000 goal
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Chris Vetter's Story
Hi! My name is Chris Vetter and I'm running the 2022 NYC Marathon with Still I Run to help end the stigma around mental health.
I've always been a person who loves to run, but I haven't always been a person that loves himself. Depression and anxiety were, and still are, a big part of my life. On my own, I never knew how to deal with them, running helps me and being able to talk about it with people who understand helps tremendously. Luckily for me I met someone about 8 years ago that showed me how to love myself, but not everyone is as lucky.
I'm running the marathon not for myself, but for my family, friends and anyone who has ever been affected by mental health. Especially after the last few years, mental health awareness at a wider scale is crucial.
Mental health is not a joke, and it's OK to not be OK. Please donate to help me reach my goal, every dollar counts in helping others against their own mental health struggles.
Still I Run is a non-profit running community that rallies around mental health. Through various programs that Still I Run offers, the non-profit hopes to educate others about running for mental health, raise mental health awareness, provide encouragement to others, and help people experiencing hardship get started in their running journey.
Talking about and raising awareness of mental health is more important than ever. In 2021, 4 in 10 American adults reported symptoms of depression and anxiety. That’s up from 1 in 10 who reported those same symptoms in 2019 (source). While running is not a complete cure for a mental health condition, Still I Run believes in the power of running for mental health. It’s not only scientifically proven to help increase those “happy chemicals” in our brain, but the sense of accomplishment of a run can boost confidence.
We hope you'll support Still I Run's mission by donating to our amazing team of runners that will take on the New York City Marathon on November 6, 2022 on behalf of Still I Run!