Our Walk for Mental Health Research

(**UPDATE** A big thank you to all who helped us reach our goal in just a few days!!!! If you have not donated yet and would like to, please do! We would like to raise as much as possible for Mental Health Research UK— the sky is the limit! Love, T & A)

Hey! It’s Tori and Alex writing to let you all know that on May 25th, we’re going to be walking from London to Brighton. Walking to the English Channel is no joke - the journey is 100km (over 60 miles) and takes 2 full days. If you know us, you know that this is a major undertaking. Neither of us are the type to run a marathon. Or even walk a marathon. Let alone 2 1/2.

So why would we do this?

We're hoping to raise money for mental health research. Mental illness is serious and has greatly impacted both of our lives, yet is so often overlooked. Since these illnesses do not manifest physically, they are harder for many people to recognize and understand. It is vital we learn more about different kinds of mental illnesses (psychosis, anxiety, low mood, addiction, PTSD, etc), the brain's relationship to these conditions, and how they can be better managed.

Alex's sister Dale and Tori's ex-boyfriend Toby both passed away due to complications with their unique illnesses. They were 29 and 30 respectively, and both had so much more to contribute to the world. While we still feel their energy and honor them daily, we also miss them here very much. 

It would mean the world to us if you could donate. Your contributions will fund PhD research, going directly to Mental Health Research UK, one of the world's leading charities in the field. It is so important that we do all we can to help those who have been robbed of their peace of mind. Funding this research can literally save lives.

And if you can’t contribute financially, we understand. You can honor the cause by opening up conversations about mental health, breaking down stigmas, and reaching out to friends - especially those who are in pain - and listening. You never know what others have endured, or what they are currently going through. So if nothing else, we hope you take this as a small reminder to act with compassion.  

This walk is in honor of Dale, Toby, and all others who are struggling. Thank you for taking the time to read this, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

Much love to you all, truly,
Tori & Alex


PS - To see a bit of Dale & Toby’s art, check the links below. They were exceptionally special people.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/dalecherney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-N65NuG_eA

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • 100 $ 
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    • 100 $ 
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  • Ryan Smith 
    • 15 $ 
    • 17 mos
  • Satita Rojpojjanarat 
    • 10 $ 
    • 17 mos
  • Madeline and Stu Cherney 
    • 500 $ 
    • 18 mos
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Tori & Alex Fundraiser 
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