On Saturday, December 10th, 2016, I will attempt to complete the Daytona 100 Ultramarathon. Along with 250 other amazing ultrarunners, I will run 100 miles nonstop from Atlantic Beach in Jacksonville, Florida to Daytona Beach, Florida, finishing on the beach in front of the world-famous Racing's North Turn, the very spot where the historic Daytona national car race (the precursor to the Daytona 500) used to exit the beach!
This is my first 100 mile race and I am proud to bring awareness, education, support, and advocacy to those living with a mental illness through this event. Every year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, including members of my family.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is an amazing and important charity. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by mental illness. NAMI provides education, support, advocacy and awareness so that we all live better lives.
Please follow my 100 mile journey! Help me shine a light on mental illness and replace stigma with hope through a donation to NAMI. We have a great opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of so many.