106% of $40,000 goal
Fundraiser since May 2022
117% of $3,300 goal
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Brenda Rivera's Story
Running was never part of my life until the past two years of my life. From Childhood into adulthood, I've struggled with anxiety and depression. It was not until this past year that I truly reaped the benefits of running for my mental health. Running has become my escape mechanism, therapy and meditation.
Through running I've learned to face life challenges one step at a time. With each run, I remind myself that I am stronger than I give myself credit.
My running mantra is, "Run by Faith".
Help me raise fund to help raise awareness and break the stigma for mental health.
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!