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The Ride for Mental Health
June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
When: 6/22 & 6/23, 9am start time
Where: All rides start at Hasbrouck Park, Mohonk Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561
What: The Ride for Mental Health invites cyclists of all levels to come together June 22 & 23 in the Hudson Valley to enjoy New York’s natural beauty for a cause. The Ride was created by Mac Dorris to honor his late son, Eric Dorris, who battled with these conditions. There is no minimum fundraising amount to join. Currently there are over 300 registered riders.
Why: Funds will support McLean Hospital, helping them accelerate progress being made to assist those living with mental illness. 100% of proceeds raised by riders goes towards the education, research, and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse.
To date, The Ride has raised over $250,000. These funds have so far allowed McLean Hospital to allocate: $20,000 funding the Technology in Psychiatry Summit; $55,00 supporting the translational research pilot grants for ten researchers; $40,000 funding postdoctoral research; $60,000 providing matching funds for the Connor-McLean Healthy Kids Development Research Collaboration; $35,000 training clinical-research fellows working in borderline personality disorder programs; and $20,000 supporting scholarship funding for individuals to receive treatment at the Boys 3East intensive residential program.