We would greatly appreciate your efforts in fundraising to raise money for the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.
The mission of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation is to fund, conduct, and promote evidence-based research on how different forms of holistic treatments - such as exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices - can benefit mental health.
100% of all money raised goes towards research on how holistic treatments-such as exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices-benefit mental health. The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation is helping to conduct a two-year, $1.2 million, Gold Standard study the JWB Foundation is funding to determine how different forms of positive stress affect depression.
At the conclusion of the registration process you will be asked if you would like to fundraise. You can fundraise as an individual or as part of a team or simply make a donation. This year we have made it easy for you to set up your own fundraising page and contact your friends and family to enlist their help. Even if you are not in the immediate area, you can run or walk the race virtually and still have a team or raise pledges. To find out more click here.
To go directly to the fundraising page or to make a donation today please click here.
NEW in 2018:
We will be at the historical Maryland State Fairgrounds, and are going to be joined by world renowned fitness and extreme athlete, author and personality Wim Hof "The Ice Man"!
This year, the JWB Resiliency 5k and Family Fun Run is proud and excited to host extreme athlete and motivator, Wim Hof “The Iceman.” as our Celebrity MC along with Lynne Brick, Wim will lead a limited signature Wim Hof Experience (WHX) on Saturday, October 13th for the FIRST 100 registrants to this event. At the WHX he will take people through his Wim Hof Method (WHM) of deep breathing exercises, where he will get people to hold their breath for up to two to three minutes or more, and his cold therapy, in the form of a two-minute ice bath, in an effort to increase their circulation, which will decrease chronic inflammation, which will decrease chronic pain.
He holds several Guinness World Book of records and can frequently be found in an ice bath, somewhere, around the world! To learn more about the "Iceman" click here.
The WHM is part of a two-year, $1.2 million, Gold Standard study the Foundation is funding to determine how positive stress, in the form of holistic treatments, affect depression. The three treatments involved in the study are the WHM, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and meditation. The study is being conducted by the University of California San Francisco and is under the direction of renowned researcher Dr. Elissa Epel. This will help the Foundation fulfill it’s mission of funding, conducting and promoting evidence-based research on how holistic treatments - such as exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices- benefit mental health. 100% of all money raised from the race will go towards this research.