My name is Renee and I've been dealing with my own struggle of anxiety and depression since middle school. A lot of people shrugged it off, thought that the self mutilation was just a call for attention, what many people didn't realize is it was a call. But it was a call for help. After trying medications and even therapy, I still struggled even out of school. Now in my early 20s I've come to realize that this disease is never going to leave me alone, it will always be here, but there is a way to fight back. I started running in 2011, a year after my daughter was born. And after I finished my first half marathon, I fell in love with the sport. In 2013 I completed several 5ks and two half marathons. Then this idea came into my mind. I realize how much better I felt about myself, I felt the anxiety and depression leaving my body with each step I ran. In July of 2013 I came up with this crazy idea, to do a race every single month in the year 2014 and while doing the races I'd be running for a cause, I'd be running to help others who are suffering from mental health disorders. Well the time is now. It is officially 2014 and I've already got several races lined up but I need your help. My goal is to raise at least $1,200 for the year (this is only $100 a month!) and the money will go to the organization To Write Love on Her Arms, an orangization that helps with mental health struggles such as self mutilation and suicidal thoughts. There are Three ways you can help. The best way you can help me is promote this page! Share with your friends, family, coworkers, anyone! The more people the better! The second way to help is to make a donation, and I mean it when I say this, any donation you make will help. The final way you can help is to sponsor me. Races add up and I plan on paying out of pocket for each and every race so, if you're interested in helping me with race fees please message me. Everyone I want to just thank you for the support, love, and encouragement. You are all rockstars!