Run for EveryMind 5K Run and 3K Walk

Sun September 15, 2019 Rockville, MD US 20850 Directions


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Lauren Wolf Strawbridge

Fundraiser Goal: $2,400

If you followed along last year, you watched as I hobbled the final stretch of the 185-mile journey along the C&O Canal, and you generously helped me surpass my $1,000 fundraiser goal. (Thank you!)

Although 2018’s now-historical rainfall flooded portions of my path, it did not deter my mission to show how long-distance hiking represents the life-long challenge of having—or caring for someone who has—a mental illness. If anything, the storms deepened the symbolism to how life works (with or without mental illness). That is: Life never goes as planned. So, you turn to others for help, explore alternative routes, and do whatever you can to reach your goals.

Here I am turning to you again, dear family, friends, and neighbors. Every month, our crisis prevention hotline misses 800-1,000 calls due to underfunding. To put a face to the anonymous line, in only the past few years, I’ve been on that other end, lost in darkness, waiting for someone to pick up. I am not the only one, and I cannot sit and let this continue to happen for anyone else in need.

Therefore, for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, I’m sticking around our area for my annual hike. I’ve mapped out every park path within Montgomery County, totaling well over 200 miles, and I aim to walk every one of them – Every trail for every call for Every Mind

Just like last time, your encouraging emails, texts, and calls will motivate me; your participation will inspire me and warm my soul; and your donations will help fund our regional hotline.

Help EveryMind answer at least one more call to help save one more life.


Lauren / “Summer”

P.S. Stay tuned for my schedule release on Instagram to join the adventure either physically or vicariously (@writeboldly). :)

of $2,400


Raised By 19 Donors

$500from Anonymous
$150on behalf of Eleanor wells
$100on behalf of Bob KIng
$100on behalf of Dad, Tsili, Maya & Leila Wolf
$100on behalf of Daniel P. Berg
$100on behalf of Debbie and Mike
$100on behalf of Eric and Keith
$100on behalf of Karen Duffy
$100on behalf of Lisa and Frank Menditch
$100on behalf of Matthew Stein
$100on behalf of The Phillips
$50on behalf of Chris & Tamara Strawbridge
$50on behalf of Emily Emily
$50on behalf of Emily Richardson
$50on behalf of Mike Merriman
$40on behalf of Ruth Rose
$30on behalf of Anna Brody
$25on behalf of Megan Katuran
$25on behalf of Stephanie Carrillo

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