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

Road Race

Join us at the 4th Annual Run for Every 1 on

SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH

 

About TEAM GILEAD

Join us for the 4th Annual Run for Every 1 event on Sunday, April 7, 2019! 

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 will participate in the HMF Middletown Legends 3.5 Mile Race to raise awareness about mental illness.

Last year, TEAM GILEAD was comprised of over 350 members, including clients, staff, families, and community members. We proudly wore our t-shirts with the message “1 in 5 adults living in America experience a mental illness.”

Our 2019 Run for Every 1 goals are:

  • To raise awareness about mental illness and how many people are impacted.
  • To support a wellness initiative that brings clients, staff and community together.
  • To grow our team to 500 people showing support for local mental health services.
  • To raise funds to continue providing quality mental health services to over 600 individuals living throughout Middlesex County.

Register to Walk or Run

  1. Click here to visit the Hartford Marathon page and register for the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown 10 Mile & 3.5 Mile Walk/Run.
  2. Use the promo code: GILEADTEAM19 (all caps, no spaces) which will provide a $5 discount off each adult entry and $2 off each Student entry. Registration cost is $30 until Feb. 5th; $35 until March 24th; $38 until event day (event has sold out the past two years).
  3. Forward your email confirmation to Denise to be added to TEAM GILEAD, along with your t-shirt size!  You’ll receive important updates as well as a Gilead t-shirt and a delicious lunch after the race.

*Please note that the cost of your registration does not directly benefit Gilead.  The Road Race Committee works closely with the Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) to offer our team an exceptional event, complete with a unique registration discount! If you would like to fundraise for TEAM GILEAD, please join Crowdrise.  It’s easy!

Fundraise on Crowdrise

Help TEAM GILEAD meet our fundraising goal by joining Crowdrise.

  1. Visit Crowdrise.com 
  2. Click on “Join”
  3. Create an account (or log in if you already have one).
  4. Enter your Name (team or your own name); Goal and share your WHO WILL YOU WALK FOR? story here.
  5. Don’t forget to add a photo!   It really helps to raise more money.
  6. Share the link to your Team Gilead 2019 fundraising page on Facebook, Twitter and via email and encourage them to show their support as well.
  7. If you need assistance with Crowdrise or sharing your link, contact Napali.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 2018, over 100 clients ran, walked or cheered with TEAM GILEAD.  Beginning in January, 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.

 

Volunteer

Help us make the day a success by volunteering to be part of our Road Race Committee or Race Day Staff.  We need help checking in participants, cheering on runners along the route, working at a water station, and much more!

If you’d like to volunteer or would like more information, please contact Denise.

Leader of the Pack

In 2019, we are starting an exciting new initiative called Leaders of the Pack!

What does a Leader of the Pack do?

  1. Bring a team with at least 4 of your friends to the Road Race on April 7th!
  2. Fundraise with your team on Crowdrise. You decide what your goal will be.
  3. Consider who You will walk for. Share your story with team members.
  4. Join TEAM GILEAD on race day & have fun!

Click here for more information.

Interested or have questions?  Contact Lucy for more details or to RSVP to an informational session.

Who Will YOU Walk For?

Please consider walking with Team Gilead on Sunday, April 7th for someone you love that is living with or has lived with a mental health condition.  We would love to hear your story and share it in an effort to:

  • Educate others about the importance of quality mental health services
  • Reduce stigma by sharing your story
  • Raise funds for quality mental health services
  • Raise awareness for the 1 in 5 adults experiencing a mental illness

Please contact Lucy McMillan at lmcmillan@gileadcs.org or (860) 301-6634 if you are interested in sharing Who YOU Will Walk For.

   

    

    

    

     

     

     

   

   

2019 Run For Every 1 Sponsors

 

Vincent Loffredo & Dora Glinn

 

Phil & Shirley Pessina (2 clients)

Central Systems, Inc.

Betsy & Victor Graziano (5 clients)

Steve Delaronde & Susan Macary (4 clients)

Kathy & Ted Clark (2 clients)

Pam & Paul Gionfriddo

Jim & Peggy Jones

Cathy & Bob Boone (2 clients)

Maggie McMillan (4 clients)

Jane McMillan (2 clients)

Guido Cianfanelli (2 clients)

David & Gail Porteus (2 clients)

Peggy Carey Best & Jonathan Best

Mike & Jean Monahan

Shawn & Bill Peters

Young’s Printing

Sheila & Bill Kelvie

Teresa Opalacz

Katharine Allocco & Gloster Aaron

Cathy Probolus

Craig Bauer & Heather Tolley Bauer