On July 20 & 21, I hope to pedal 157 miles over 2 days for Children’s Hospital Colorado’s 30th annual Courage Classic.
The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour is the single largest gathering of people coming together to raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado. The Psyched to Climb team will be riding to raise awareness and money for all Colorado children with mental health challenges. This is the first time that the Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) will have its own team riding in the Courage Classic. In order for funds raised to be dedicated to specific programs, teams have to raise a minimum of $50,000. Please help my team to exceed this goal by donating to my ride.
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 10-14. 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.
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Thank you in advance for your generosity,