SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY SINCE 1968
Thanks to you, Team Gilead was 500+ strong and raised $61,000!
Together, we made an impact! Gilead’s annual Move for Every 1 event in Middletown was brighter than ever this year. United by our vibrant “Who Will You Move For?” t-shirts, we shared our powerful message – no one is alone! Every year, your spirit brings us closer to creating a world where mental health and addiction can be treated without stigma.
Thank you for being part of Team Gilead 2023
There are many ways to make a donation and help support the 1600+ Gilead clients receiving mental health and substance abuse services.
1. Donate to the Team Gilead fundraising page! Click here to donate to a specific Team member or make a general donation.
2. Click here to Sponsor a Client! A donation of $250 pays for a new pair of sneakers for a client, t-shirt, registration costs, medals, incentive and raffle items!
3. Click here to Sponsor a Program! A donation of $500 help pay for sneakers, t-shirts, medals, incentive and raffle items plus in-person registration costs and/or movement equipment for a program.
4. Quickly and easily make a donation through Venmo. Click here or scan QR code below.
If you pick up your packet before race day, then please plan to arrive by 10:45 a.m.
If you need to pick up your t-shirt packets that morning, please arrive between 10:15-10:30 a.m.
There are 2 options for pick up:
*PLEASE make sure that everyone is wearing their bright green TEAM GILEAD t-shirt for the Race.
Gilead will have some designated free parking spots close to First Church, including on-street parking on Court St. & Broad St. There are also many free & paid options, please click here for more details.
Questions about road closures? Please click here for road closure details.
We will all meet at First Church of Christ in Middletown at 190 Court Street in Middletown. (http://www.firstchurchmiddletown.org/). Bathrooms, water and light snacks will be available at FIRST CHURCH prior to the race.
We will be gathering as a group between 10:45-11 a.m. across the street from First Church. We need everyone’s participation for a group photo – whether you’re walking, running, cheering or volunteering. We show strength in numbers and to see everyone come together to show support is a very powerful message about the importance of mental health and addiction services. It’s what this day is all about!
For those TEAM GILEAD members walking/running, we would like to walk to the starting line together, leaving the team photo location by 11:15am. If we all stick together on the way to the starting line, our photographer can get a photo of this amazing group of advocates moving for mental health and addiction. Once there, walkers are asked to stay to the back of the starting line to clear the route for runners.
The 5K & 10K races starts at 11:30am. HMF FitKids Run (start & finish is on Old Church Street at the finish line) begins at 10:45am.
Gilead’s CHEERERS will be at the finish line at the Union Park at South Green (across the street from Mondo’s Pizzeria) to cheer on TEAM GILEAD. Please consider joining them when you are finished the race to cheer on other team members. Check out Gilead’s table at the South Green where we’ll be sharing information about the Mental Health Resource Center!
Come back to First Church for lasagna, bread, salad and homemade desserts after the race anytime between 12:15 to 2:00 pm.
Last year, our team of peer-to-peer fundraisers brought in $15,000! We’d love to have you join our team of fundraisers by creating your own page, sharing your link with friends & family and asking them to make a donation to your page. Share your Who Will You Walk/Run/Move for story on your page and help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance abuse. More than 1 in 5 adults living in America experience a mental illness. We’re all impacted.
All fundraisers who raise $500 or more will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Downtown Middletown gift card, redeemable at more than 90 restaurants, shops and venues.
Instructions to set up your page:
We couldn’t have surpassed our goal without our Sponsors, who helped Gilead raise money to fund life-changing experiences for individuals living with severe mental health conditions throughout Middlesex County. By sponsoring TEAM GILEAD, you helped over 1600 individuals who receive life-saving mental health services in Middlesex County and New Britain.
Click here to Sponsor a Client! A donation of $250 pays for a new pair of sneakers for a client, t-shirt, registration costs, medals, incentive and raffle items!
Click here to Sponsor a Program! A donation of $500 help pay for sneakers, t-shirts, medals, incentive and raffle items plus in-person registration costs and/or movement equipment for a program!
Share you photos! Snap a pic of you “Moving” with your 2023 Gilead t-shirt and send to us by:
Every photo or video shared on April 2nd gets you a chance to win a raffle prize of a $20 gift certificate of your choice. All of our Team Gilead “Moving” photos and videos will be incorporated into a variety of communication strategies during the event.
Share your videos! Videos should be emailed to Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org; in most cases videos that come through text messages are not high enough resolution to use. If the resolution is still not good enough through email, we will ask you to use the below easy method. You can do this from your phone/tablet/computer. You do not need an account.
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. In 2020 & 2021, the annual April Run for Every 1 in Middletown was not to be. So we switched gears to a virtual event and moved alone but stay connected. During the weeklong event, we received over 350 photos and videos showcasing how our team members were moving for mental health – yoga, walking, headstands, swimming and so much more! In 2022 we were thrilled to be able to once again meet up and walk or run together in Middletown as well offering a virtual option for those not ready to meet in person or who may live too far. We can’t wait to see you all on April 2nd, 2023!