Thank you for visiting this page and for your interest in donating to my ride. On Saturday, July 17th I'll be biking 40 miles on Vail Pass for the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital of Colorado.
All of your donations support children with mental health issues in Colorado. As many of you know, I feel especially passionate about destigmatizing mental illness in order to work towards lessening the increasing suicide rates and number of kids experiencing depression and anxiety.
Spending time in the wilderness has been my favorite type of coping skill for my own struggle with depression and I have found a love and challenge in the physical demand of biking and its ability to ground me so immediately in my body and the present moment.
I ride for all the students I worked with in wilderness therapy. I ride for my family and the various struggles we've had with mental health issues. I ride for the patients I work with now in the Inpatient Psyhiactric Unit. I ride for all of the people who have, at some point, felt like they could not live another day in this world any longer. I ride for the strength that somehow keeps us going day after day.
Thank you for being here.