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With mental health gaining more attention these days, I found this amazing organization that spoke to me on many levels. I personally know many people who have suffered, in silence, myself included, with mental illness. The stigma that had been attached to mental illness is beginning to disappear and there are more support services out there to seek help. Erika's Lighthouse in one such organization. They have recently embarked on an ambitious plan, called Vision 2025 that calls for a massive expansion of programming. From offering support to 150,000 students in 2019-2020, this number jumped to 252,000 in the first 6 months of 2021. Assisting students at those vulnerable years when going through the stresses of middle and high school, with your support, Erika's Lighthouse can help even more students who are gaining comfort knowing there are programs to support them, and "they are not alone". Support me as I challenge myself to raise awareness and educate teens about depression. I have never done a fundraiser to run a race, but have contributed to many over the years. I searched all of the charities associated with running the Chicago Marathon. Erika's lighthouse not only spoke to me, but answered personal questions I had for them, knowing I wanted to ensure the monies were going to be used for those very programs that support the students and their school mental health programs. Please see it in your heart to donate, whatever it is you can afford, to this amazing organization. Feel free to look up the great work they do as they promote an inclusive school culture in Chicago area schools.

Erika's Lighthouse is determined to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. We are dedicated to creating a community of empathy and education. We create middle school and high school teen depression awareness programs so educators and teens can create safe spaces to learn about depression, letting students know they are never alone, and there is somewhere to turn.

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