SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY SINCE 1968
We laced up our shoes, put on our colorful t-shirt and captured our activities on “selfie mode’ as we moved in support of mental health and addiction services. During the week-long Move for Every 1 event, we received 400 photos and videos showcasing this movement – yoga, hiking, dancing, basketball, and so much more! With your help, Team Gilead was 700 strong and raised over $63,000. This year, we also set our eyes on community and encouraged our Team to spend at their favorite local business. Team Gilead members spent $3035 plus Gilead donated $2500 for a total of $5535! We hope you all had as much fun as we did.
Day 1 Music: Motivation by HYP3R
Day 2 Music: “Blue Footed Booby” by Yousry Benayoun
Day 3 Music: “Girl on Fire” by Janae Chery
Day 4 Music: “Gumbe” by The Lost Tribe
Day 5 Music: “Iko Iko” by Pearl Street Gang
Day 6 Music: Written & performed by Jordan Chery
Day 7 Music: I’ll Fly Away by Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Music by Aidan & Dermot McMillan
Share you photos! Snap a pic of you “Moving” with your 2021 Gilead t-shirt and send to us by:
Every photo or video shared during the week of April 24-30th, gets you one raffle ticket to win some great prizes! 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 Denise 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.
We are excited to share the dance that Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet has created for the Move For Every 1 event.
We would love to have everyone doing this dance for the Gilead TikTok account and other social media. You can film it at home with this year’s t-shirts and send it via WeTransfer. You do NOT need a Tik Tok account to participate!
Ekklesia has made an awesome tutorial to help everyone learn it.
Check out all our videos here: TikTok @Gileadcs.
If you want to join Tik Tok, Click here for instructions!
To Fundraise for Team Gilead on charity.gofundme.com
To change your “profile picture” (the small round picture):
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 1600 individuals who receive life-saving mental health services in Middlesex County and New Britain.
Donations $250 and over will receive your logo or name on the back of the t-shirt! This deadline is April 9th.
Click here to Sponsor a Client! In 2020, clients from all 18 programs participated in the movement event by walking, dancing, hiking, playing four squares or volleyball and even enjoying a day of Field Day activities. Your donation of $250 pays for a new pair of sneakers for a client, t-shirt, medals, incentive and raffle items!
Click here to Sponsor a Program! Through registrations last year, every program was able to receive movement equipment of their choice. Everything from jump ropes and hula hoops to volleyball nets and ping pong tables were provided to homes to enjoy all year long. Your donation of $500 pays to pay for sneakers, t-shirts, medals, incentive and raffle items plus movement equipment for a program!
If you are a Gold medal, Silver medal or Bronze medal sponsor, please click here to register.
This year, our eyes are set on the most powerful and effective path towards achieving mental health and wellness – Community. While are encouraging team members to move during this weeklong event, we are also encouraging them to support their local businesses. In fact, Gilead will be matching team members local spending up to $2500 that will go right back into our community, where our programs are located, in Middlesex County and New Britain!
The event will be held the week of April 24-30, 2021
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 or I will do yoga 3 days or I will swim for a mile.
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.
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, 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! Team Gilead was 500 strong raised over $52,000.