Lilly's Fundraising Page for The BRAIN & BEHAVIOR RESEARCH FUNDRAISER

A personal campaign sponsored by Lillian Prado

November 30, 2014

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Hi folks, I have set a goal to raise $3,000.00 for the BRAIN & BEHAVIOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION by DECEMBER 5TH. THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION is an organization committed to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

As most of you know i have battled with mental health and am pursuing a career in neuroscience. This cause is very important to me. I'm not "friends with the voices inside of my head," as Rihanna sings, and neither are most people who battle with mental illness. 

Although 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some sort of mental illness, the stigma attached to a psychiatric diagnosis is too much for some people and they choose not to come forward.  I CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY.  No one defines the character of a cancer patient by their diagnosis.  No one should define the character of a psychiatric patient by their diagnosis either.  I am a great many things, but I am not an illness.  The illness is something that I experienced and may experience again, just as you can experience the flu. 

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CAUSE TO ME PERSONALLY, BUT WILL ALSO BENEFIT EVERYONE IN THE LONG RUN.  I PREVIOUSLY OPENED A GOFUNDME PAGE WHICH I WILL CLOSE DOWN BECAUSE THEY TAKE A PORTION OF THE FUNDS RAISED.  THIS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE FOUNDATION. 

All donations from the heart are accepted, no amount is too small!

I do understand that when you give money, sometimes you want something in return for it ... SO, for every donation of $25.00 I get I will accept a challenge and record that challenge for your enjoyment. If you donate $50.00 I will do two challenges and so forth. OR you can simply ask me for a favor or anything you want in return from me for your donation (whatever the amount of that donation is).

I will gladly embarrass myself for your money within acceptable legal, health, safety, and decency limits, of course, loves. 

The two challenges I've already accepted: Filing two months worth of paperwork and *Twerking* to Anaconda, which I haven't recorded yet, because I have no clue how to twerk, but will be doing in the next few days. 

LOTS of LOVE, Lilly

Yes, every challenge will be publicly published to my facebook page for all to enjoy.

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