World Marathons for Depression
Running saved my life. Running, and my wife.
There is a stigma around depression that keeps us from talking about it and prevents us from caring for it. After years of worsening depression, I exploded into tears one afternoon when I finally told my wife that I had been planning my suicide all morning. She saved me, and I soon found endurance running as part of my therapy.
I now run ultra-marathons. You can see my wife in the picture above as I welcomed her across the finish line of her own first ultra-marathon. She is the reason I'm alive today.
In January 2018, I'll run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days on a global adventure to raise awareness and help to end the stigma surrounding the epidemic of depression and suicide.
Partner with me to help save others by giving me the opportunity to shout in our collective voice to the world that it's okay to have depression, it's okay to tell someone about it, and you can find joy in life.
I've partnered with the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred.org). Your support will help me to spread our message through this epic global adventure. Of the first $49k raised, 10% will go to iFred, 8% to GoFundMe fees, and the remaining will pay for my registration. Beyond $49k, 92% of all donations will go to iFred and 8% to GoFundMe fees. Donations will be accepted until January 15, 2018. But, seats on the challenge are filling fast. I need to raise $9k ASAP to secure my seat!
You can learn even more about me on my website Science Of Ultra. THANK YOU !