I ride for the youth and kids, like Kate pictured above, in Colorado who stuggle with mental helath concerns. Your donations will suppor the The Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) at Children's Colorado where we served more than 6,500 children last year, but there is still much work to do. The suicide rate in Colorado is the 9th highest in the nation and suicide is the leading cause of death in Colorado for kids ages 10-24. One in five youth are affected by mental illness and only one of three of those affected receive mental health services. On average, youth struggle with symptoms of mental health issues for eight to 10 years before accessing care. We know that early access to quality mental health care significantly improves outcomes, so we need to let families know it is necessary to speak up and seek services for their children.
Courage Classic aims to drive awareness and financial support for the care of children and families who require early prevention, ongoing therapy, and access to the medical professionals who can make a difference for kids who need it most…for the kids who have a much larger mountain to climb.
Whether you ride or not, there’s a way to help the cause. I am starting with $500.00 and I challenge you to match my donation to get to the goal of $1000.00.