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2021 Virtual MOM Race for Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention

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Mind your health. Heal your mind. Race MOM. Participate in our virtual fitness challenge on 5/1 and help us erase the stigma!

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Show some love for the millions of people affected by anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar disorder and other mental illnesses. These are REAL health conditions that have only been exacerbated by pandemic-related stress, grief, and loneliness. There are many effective treatment options available for people living with mental illness but, sadly, many do not receive care due to the stigma attached to it. Untreated mental illness can impact one’s ability to think and function and can also contribute to physical health conditions, substance abuse, disability, and even death. So please MIND YOUR HEALTH, learn the symptoms and risk factors, and take action. We all have a role to play when it comes to managing our mental health and preventing suicide!

May is National Mental Health Month. Please join us for the 16th Annual MOM Race for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention on Saturday, May 1, 2021. While we can’t all be together for our usual Royal Oak run/walk, there are some perks to a Virtual MOM Race. You get to select your race location, starting time, and even the date if 5/1/21 doesn't work for you. And your out-of-state friends and family members can participate alongside you remotely. Plus, the Virtual MOM Race is not limited to a 5K run/walk. Your fitness challenge could be a bike ride, hike, yoga, or ANYTHING that gets you outside for at least 30 minutes of exercise during Mental Health Month!

This is your chance to remember a loved one lost to suicide, pay tribute to someone bravely battling mental illness, or honor your mom for Mother's Day. You have the option of participating individually or as part of a virtual team. Teams of 25 or more will have their team name printed on the sleeve of their race shirts. Prizes will also be awarded to the largest 2021 MOM Race team and the team that raises the most funds. All donations made to Mind Over Matter are tax exempt under IRS 501(c)(3). So get rallying and may the best teams win!

Please register online by no later than Monday, 4/25/21 to receive your race packet in time for the flagship event on Saturday, 5/1/21. Late registration will remain open through Sunday, 5/9/21 for those that miss that deadline and/or want to complete their Virtual MOM Race during the second half of Mental Health Month. Each registrant will receive a premium Keep on Truckin' t-shirt, a personalized wristband, and a ticket into our virtual raffle prize drawing that will take place the last week of May. So sign up for this feel-good event and help us stomp out the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide. Share your personal ties to the cause and photos/videos documenting your MOM Race journey on social media using #VirtualMOMRace2021 #PandemicSelfCare #KeepOnTruckin #BreakTheStigma #BeThe1To.

Mind Over Matter, lovingly referred to as MOM, was founded by the Gail Boledovich family in 2006 after losing their mother to schizophrenia and suicide. To date, the annual MOM Race has raised $450,000 for local brain research, suicide prevention programming, and crisis intervention services. While nothing can bring our loved ones back, it’s amazing what we can accomplish when we unite to give mental illness and suicide the attention they deserve. That’s Mind Over Matter!

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