I’ve been training to run a half marathon for the past 15 weeks. Due to COVID-19, there will be no actual race I’m participating in, however, I have created my own 13.1 mile course to run on Saturday, July 25.
During these past 15 weeks, I have become increasingly aware about the unfair treatment Black individuals face, particularly Black women and girls in relation to mental health. While access to mental health and wellness resources should be an equal human right, this is not the reality.
The Loveland Therapy Fund was established to provide financial assistance to Black women and girls who are seeking therapy, nationally.
I will be running 13.1 miles in support of the Loveland Therapy Fund. Any donation amount would be appreciated! Thank you all so much!
$13.10: Half marathon mileage
$26.20: Full marathon mileage
$50: Average minutes a day I spent running
$131: Half marathon mileage
$231: # of miles I ran to train
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund. Whether you have already donated or you are just learning about the project, we are grateful to have you on board.
With therapy sessions in the U.S. typically costing anywhere from $60 - $250-- even with insurance, the prevalent and ingrained stigma surrounding mental health in many communities, and the fact that the vast majority of therapists in this country are white, it is often difficult for Black women and girls to access therapy when they need it. We wanted to change that.
In our pilot program, we raised over $250,000 with the support of our generous community and provided financial assistance to hundreds of Black women and girls to go to therapy. We did this through collaborative partnerships with Therapy for Black Girls, Open Path Collective, National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, and Talkspace, networks and service providers that are all committed to making therapy more affordable and accessible.
No matter how much you are able to give, we are excited to work together with our community again to bring therapy support directly to Black women and girls who need it. Please donate now to tangibly tell these women and girls, “We see you, we hear you, and we are invested in your healing.”Generations will benefit from their healing.
How you can give:
- Champion the Cause! Become an advocate and help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund via your social platforms. Set your own fundraising goal and utilize your network of friends and family to help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund.
- Be a small business or corporate match - Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
- Donate to our campaign! We are raising funds for our therapy for Black women and girls program, which includes providing 4-8 free therapy sessions.
- Start a Giving Circle: Pool your resources together and make a commitment with 6 of your friends to donate and support Black women and girls who deserve access to healing. If each of your friends contribute $20, it will cover 1 therapy session.