Life Happens. We’re Here to Help.
The forecast predicted rain and dampness the week of May 17. But it could not predict that Employee & Family Resources’ (EFR) fifth annual casual bike ride fundraiser would be a huge success!
Cyclists participated virtually from May 17-23, riding to destigmatize seeking help for mental illness and addiction. Despite a week of scattered showers, spirits were anything but damp. Riders connected virtually through a new event app. Smiling selfies shared on social media spread positivity and awareness. And a lineup of exciting prizes were awarded throughout the week!
During a time when many people are struggling to weather the pandemic, your generosity shined through. Thanks to our donors and sponsors, $27,250 was raised to support EFR’s mental health and substance abuse counseling programs. Your support means that EFR will be able to offer counseling services to low-income individuals. This year we raised enough to cover 180 counseling sessions!
Together, we continued to address the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction, and raised funds to ensure cost is never a barrier to treatment.
A huge shout-out to our amazing sponsors:
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who volunteered, participated, and supported Ride Don’t Hide. Your contributions matter more than you may realize- we can’t do what we do without you!
We are already planning Ride Don’t Hide 2022- please mark your calendars for Sunday, May 22 as we kick off with an in-person event followed by a week-long virtual ride May 23-29!
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Ride Don’t Hide 2021 will be held virtually from May 17-23 in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month! Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to join throughout the week-long event.
Ride Don’t Hide is our annual casual bike ride fundraiser that brings together a community of people to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
All funds raised go towards sustaining and extending the accessibility of our mental health and substance abuse counseling services.
Riders can choose from six different routes ranging from 16 to 38 miles. As a virtual event, it’s your ride your way! Cyclists can choose when and where they ride throughout the week-long event. Check out our featured routes below to help plan your ride!
Now more than ever, mental health awareness can’t wait. This year has taken a toll on our friends’, families’, and neighbors’ mental health, and we’ve seen a greater need for life-saving mental health and substance abuse and counseling programs.
Your support of Ride Don’t Hide impacts lives by helping us provide a lifeline to those in need of affordable mental health and substance abuse counseling services. All funds raised through Ride Don’t Hide go towards sustaining and extending the accessibility of our mental health and substance abuse services.