To celebrate our 110th year, Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is looking for 110 Connecticut individuals or groups who are champions of a healthy mind and body. We want to share your stories and work together to raise funds for MHC and its health and wellness programs, such as gardening, yoga, art, relaxation rooms, and more. Together, we can inspire others to give 110% in adopting new healthy habits while expanding MHC’s community-based programs that increase mindfulness, reduce stress, and improve body strength. In honor of our 110 years, MHC is setting a goal to raise $110,000 in 2018 and we need your help! If 110 of us pledge to raise $1,000 within 2018, we will reach our goal!
Like our founder, Clifford Beers, MHC envisions a future where each of us have what we need to achieve long-term health and wellness. We have a lot of work to do to realize that vision, but you can help us get closer by being 1 of 110 healthy mind and body champions!
resources for success
As 1 of 110, MHC will help you every step of the way to have a successful fundraiser and reach your $1,000 goal.
The full #Be1of110 Fundraising Toolkit includes:
- Step 1: Tell Your Story
- Step 2: Fundraise
- Step 3: Unite and have fun!
- The Legacy of Our Founder: Clifford Beers
- Goals and Incentives – Prizes for the TOP Fundraisers!
- 110 Fundraising ideas
- Fundraising Tools, Tips, and Templates
- Supply Order Form
- After Your Fundraiser
- Donation Collection Form (for offline donations)
- What gets you out of bed each morning?
- What is the one thing you look forward to at the end of the day?
- How do you make healthy choices?
- Why do you exercise, play sports, or meditate?
- What inspires you to create and express yourself?
These are the questions that spark our personal stories. Once you find your answer, you have a platform to build yours upon. We hope to inspire you to share your story and inspire others to join this movement. We all have reasons behind our actions. What is yours? #WhatMovesYou?
“I make time to go for a walk every day. When the weather is warm, I enjoying walking through my neighborhood. When it’s cold or rainy, my treadmill does just fine. I put on my headphones and find a certain level of peace in my day. This is how I decompress. I NEED my walks. They help to balance my day and provide time that is just for me.” – Ann
“I never met my grandmother. She committed suicide long before I was born. All I know of her are the stories left behind, a few photos, and a void in our family. I don’t want anyone else to feel that void, to miss out on knowing a member of their own family because that individual did not have access to the help they needed to stay alive. The stigma in society did not allow her to admit to needing help. I still see that discrimination today. It has to stop.” – Lyn
“I work for Mental Health Connecticut. I’ve always enjoyed nonprofit work, but this place is special. I see so many lives improving because of the work we do. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Your brain is a muscle, like any other part of you and it deserves just as much attention. The body and mind work together as one. I want people to find new ways to improve themselves by integrating healthy habits into their lives.” – MAX (Mental health Awareness eXpert)
#WhatMovesYou physically, mentally, spiritually? What drives you to be a part of the mental health movement? Share your story, join the movement, #Be1of110!