Are you feeling stalled-out in your health and fitness journey? I would like to invite you to join me and the #RaceForWellness with Project Happiness. There are a lot of amazing things about this event. It can be difficult to stay positive and maintain your creative juices if you’re feeling drained. That’s why it’s so important to put an emphasis on wellbeing and mental health. Many of those healthy habits are learned from an early age. That’s where Project Happiness comes in.
On their site, they talk about the fact that “...happiness is not just a state; happiness is a skill set that anyone can learn. The World Health Organization has officially stated that depression is the leading cause of global mental and physical disability, affecting 1 in 20 people. Our goal is to impact 10,000,000 lives. Kindness, mindfulness, and all the other tools we can use are not just niceties – they are key to bringing out the best in us, and our society. The science is strong and the need is compelling. It’s exciting that we can now give those who need it most the tools to take charge of their own happiness, to become more aware, emotionally resilient, and develop the skills to navigate whatever life presents. Happiness, like all emotions, is contagious; for ourselves and generations to come, let’s create a world where everyone can thrive.”
Every dollar spent on the race will go toward putting a mental health curriculum in schools that will teach students the skills needed for a happy, healthy lifestyle. The more people register, contribute, and race, the more that ends up in schools enabling students and educators to build good habits. I would love to see what Team Tangerine will end up being able to give:
$5,000: Provide our curriculum to a school district
$2500: Facilitate a one-day workshop to train teachers
$1,000: Provide a school with our curriculum
$500: Empower an entire classroom of students with their own happiness book - a personal compass for challenging times
$250: Sponsor a classroom with our curriculum
$150: Sponsor a film screening
$50: Gift a school with the film and book – happiness is contagious
$25: Gift a school with the happiness book – a catalyst for positive change
You’ll have the chance to raise money for a good cause and get in shape all in one go! The race is from September 15-October 15 and you can participate from literally anywhere. You don't even have to run. Want to do yoga? Or hike? Or walk? You can log any of these activities and more! They all count. Will you shine bright and join Team Tangerine in the #RaceForWellness?