The Hillcrest Mental Health Presidential Challenge
We have a challenge for you. It’s called Iowa Cares – The Hillcrest Mental Health Presidential Challenge and it works like this: Every time a declared Presidential candidate makes a visit to Iowa, up until the Iowa Caucuses in early February of 2016, you can pledge any amount of money for every visit to Iowa by any declared candidates. So, if you pledged $5.00 for every visit, and the candidates visited Iowa a total of 200 times, your total pledge would be valued at $1,000, which would be invoiced to you each month based on the exact number of candidate visits that month. *
Presidential candidates don’t talk about mental health, they talk about other matters. Yet, mental health advocacy is just as important as these other matters. In fact, one out of every five Iowans is affected by mental health disease, and we want to bring this to the forefront, not keep it hidden from discussion. Perhaps we can get the conversation started. Perhaps a journalist or two will ask the candidates some questions about mental health issues.
All proceeds for Iowa Cares – The Hillcrest Mental Health Presidential Challenge will go to fund the dozens of mental health services that Hillcrest Family Services provides in Iowa. Services that help thousands of people each year including Gerald.
|#||Declared Candidate||Visits June 1 through Aug 19|
|Total visits in all months:||361|
Pledge Amount x Total Candidate Visits = Your Contribution
(Example: $1 x 100 visits = $100 contribution)
Together, we can add a voice to what has been a very silent discussion about mental health, and hopefully the candidates will enter the discussion too.
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