SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY SINCE 1968

Road Race

Hello Team Gilead 2020,

We are super excited to introduce to you Gilead’s 1st virtual event. Unfortunately in April of 2020 our annual road race was cancelled due to the current crisis,  but we know how everyone loves this event so we put our heads together to come up with Gilead’s Move For Every 1, 2020!

This event will be held virtually during the week of June 27th-July 3rd.

This year’s event is focused on MOVING so you can decide how you would like to join in the exercise fun. Is it walking, running, yoga, stretching, biking, kayaking, skate boarding or something else?  Don’t forget to send us your photos or selfies!  We plan to create a collage of all participants and every photo enters you into a raffle.

Registration: Click on the tab below to register. The cost of registration is $10 for adults. Gilead Staff, Clients, Event Sponsors & Students can register for FREE.

T-shirts: We are offering event t-shirts for just $10. We will hold two pickup days at Gilead offices in Middletown, when registrants can get their t-shirt and other swag on Wed, June 24th from 9-11 a.m. or Fri., June 26th from 4-6 p.m. If you prefer it mailed to you, for  a small fee we can do so.

Fundraising: If you are are interested in helping Gilead raise money for this event please click on the link in the fundraising tab below.

We will be offering fun and exciting incentives and raffles as well!

Moving Alone But Still Connected

The event will be held the week of June 27th – July 3rd

A week, what? Yes, you can do your moving anytime that is convenient for you during that week. You can do your choice of exercise once during that week or as many times as you want. You can do multiple types of movement. For example, I will walk every day that week and I will do yoga 3 of those days. I will send in photos doing both of those activities.

This year’s event is focused on MOVING so you can decide how you would like to join in the exercise fun. Is it walking, running, yoga, stretching, biking, kayaking, skate boarding or something else?  Don’t forget to send us your photos or selfies!  We plan to create a collage of all participants and every photo enters you into a raffle.

To Fundraise for Team Gilead on charity.gofundme.com

  1. Begin by clicking on the Team Gilead’s 2020 link: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/team-gilead-2020
  2. Click on the Join button (on the right)
  3. Sign in (with Facebook) or log in info. If you do not have a Facebook or GoFundMe Charity log in, click on Sign Up (upper right corner).  If you had an account with Crowdrise in past years, the same log in information will work.
  4. To personalize your fundraising page, click on your circle photo in the upper right corner.
    • Click “My Campaigns”
    • Hover over Team Gilead 2020 and click the “Edit” icon
    • Hover over Fundraiser Page and click on “Edit” icon.
    • Personalize & Change the Photos
    • You can add personal photos and delete Gilead photos if you’d like. You can add a “Who Will you walk for?” story here.  If you need help formatting your story, please contact Denise Gable at dgable@gileadcs.org.
    • Be sure to set a Goal!
    • Click on the Save button at the end.
  5. Once you’ve updated your page, go back to “My Campaigns,” hover over Team Gilead 2020 and click the “Manage” button. Click “view” and share to your supporters!
  6. Share your fundraising page to friends and family by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page. You will see a blue facebook share button; a light blue twitter share button and a norange share button that contains a link that you can copy and email or text potential supporters.

Sponsorship Opportunities

You can still Sponsor the event or Sponsor A Client and get your name on this year’s t-shirt. But you need to let us know by Fri., June 5th.

Help Gilead raise money to fund life-changing experiences for individuals living with severe mental health conditions throughout Middlesex County. By sponsoring TEAM GILEAD, you are helping over 600 individuals who receive life-saving mental health services in Middlesex County.

Donations $500 and over will receive your logo or name on the back of the t-shirt!

Click here for more information about Sponsorship Opportunites.  

Click here to Sponsor a Client!  In 2019, over 100 clients ran, walked or cheered with TEAM GILEAD.  Beginning in February, we begin training for the event and meet at a variety of locations, including Wesleyan University track and the YMCA in Westbrook.  Your donation of $250 pays for a new pair of sneakers for a client; race registration fee; water bottle and t-shirt; plus training support, which includes healthy snacks and incentive rewards.

 

About TEAM GILEAD

The Run for Every 1 is an initiative Gilead began in 2014 to bring our clients, staff, families, and community members together through a shared dedication to TEAM GILEAD.  On April 7, 2019, our team members participated in the HMF Middletown Legends 3.5 Mile Race to raise awareness about mental illness.

TEAM GILEAD was comprised of over 500 members, including clients, staff, families, and community members. We proudly wore our t-shirts with the message “Who Will You Walk For?”

Our 2020 Run for Every 1 goals are:

  • Educate others about the importance of quality mental health services.
  • Reduce stigma by sharing your story of how mental illness has impacted you or a loved one & showing community support on April 5th.
  • Raise funds for quality mental health services to over 1,600 individuals living in Middlesex County & New Britain.
  • Raise awareness for the 1 in 5 adults experiencing a mental illness.

Who Will YOU Walk For?

   

         

          

           

        

 

 

2020 Run For Every 1 Sponsors

 

 

 

Betsy & Victor Graziano (6 clients)

Cathy & Jim Probolus

David & Sara Hadden (2 clients)

Keith & Patricia Charles (2 clients)

David & Gail Porteus (2 clients)

Jane McMillan

Christine Leiby

Paul Pascarelli (2 clients)

Ted & Kathy Clark (2 clients)

Shawn & William Peters

Matthew & Jessica Probolus

Curtis Weybright

Suzanne & John Gaskell

Cathy & Bob Boone (3 clients)

Peggy Carey Best & Jonathan Best

Dick & Sandra Handel

Vincent Loffredo & Dora Glinn (2 clients)

Jennifer Holland

Monica Belyea & Steve Smith

Fran Ludwig

Paul & Sowgol Zakarian

Geri McGladrigan & Gerard Bessenaire

Charlie Gable