Register: Hogwarts Running Club
By Hogwarts Running Club
The Hogwarts Running Club (HRC) is honored to partner with To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) for our third event of the year, the "Unmasked 10-Mile Run For Your Life". TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 15 million people in the US suffer from depression, and a million Americans take their lives every year. That means there is a death by suicide every 40 seconds in the US. Additionally, 50,000 Americans die of illicit drug overdoses yearly, and 88,000 die from alcohol-related causes in the same time span. TWLOHA has donated more than $1.8 million to 73 different organizations and treatment providers to provide free mental health care to those in need. Far too few people seek help due to lack of financial resources or fear of the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. TWLOHA and HRC seek to use their partnership to help rip the mask off of the depression and suicide epidemics facing the US, and reveal the truth that help is available and hope is real.