The Global Fund for Mental Health is our proud sponsor in the 2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour!
In any given year, about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. — that’s 43.8 million, or 18.5% — experiences a mental disorder. Worldwide, mental and behavioral disorders account for approximately 7.4 percent of the global burden of disease, and represent the leading cause of disability—accounting for 22.2% of years lived with disability globally. It’s estimated that more than 75% of people with severe mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries receive no treatment for their disorders, and even in high-income countries, 35-50% of such individuals never receive care.
Through cutting edge research, training, and advocacy, Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Program works to address the profound gaps that exist in mental health understanding and services around the globe. Our singular aim: to alleviate the global burden of disease inflicted by mental illness.
This year, the Global Fund for Mental Health is proud to support our pioneering work by sponsoring a team in this year’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour. All proceeds from this ride will support thoughtful, comprehensive, and innovative research and program initiatives around the world that benefit millions of people suffering from psychological distress.
To guarantee a spot on our team, each rider this year pledges to raise a minimum of $1,000. This contribution is fully tax-deductible.
Join us! As a team member, you’ll enjoy:
- An “early start” on the morning of May 5th — allowing you ample time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the route,
- A light breakfast before we set out,
- Lunch in a special tour hospitality area,
- A souvenir t-shirt and cap, and
- The satisfaction (and associated tax deduction) of supporting worldwide advances in mental health treatment.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].