I am setting out to finally accomplish one of my life goals, which is to participate in and finish a half marathon. I will be running in the 2017 Gulf Beach Half Marathon in Milford, CT on September 16th - during PA school no less!
I intend to train, participate, and finish with a meaningful purpose in mind and heart, which is to raise money for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. I have a particular passion for the brain, for mental illness, and for the research behind solving the connection between the two.
Please consider sponsoring me to run the 13.1 miles by way of donating directly to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. I have a goal of raising at least $1,000.
Here are some facts about the foundation:
Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $365 million to fund more than 5,000 grants to more than 4,000 scientists around the world.
The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
100% of donations for research are invested directly into research grants thanks to the generosity of two family foundations that underwrite operational expenses at the Foundation.
The funding model of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation encourages new and innovative research in that we are able to support new ideas from bottom up generated by scientists.
The Foundation only funds scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by a world-renowned Scientific Council including Nobel Prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments.