Reeds Lake Run

SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH

June is Men’s Health Month! Let’s join together and raise awareness about health care for men. Mental Health is Health, let’s implement healthy living by exercising  our brain and our bodies.
Save the date. Register HERE!

World Self-Care Day (7/24)

SATURDAY, JULY 23RD

A special morning is planned just for YOU!
Feral Yogi will lead us into relaxing yoga and meditation followed by a ten minute session in the mobile “relaxation station.” Beverages, snacks and swag bags will be provided.
We are proud to partner with Zdenek Gubb and Sam Johnson of the band Twiddle for providing the music for our meditation series videos available on i understand FB and YouTube.
Can’t join us? Donations welcome:
Have an in-kind product or service you would like to contribute for an event or swag bag? 
 

Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

National Suicide Prevention Day, also proclaimed, Pink Heart Day in the City of Grand Rapids and Kent County. Receive your pink heart stress ball to share with someone else, letting them know, you will be the one for them if needed.
Save the date. More info soon!

Break The Stigma

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd | Frederik Meijer Gardens

Our annual event is back! We are breaking the stigma surrounding mental/brain health illnesses, recognizing ‘Mental Health is Health.’ We work to bring the conversation to everyday places to reduce stigma and bring understanding to something difficult to understand.

We are excited to welcome Zak Williams, as our 2022 keynote speaker on September 22nd, at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Zak is a global mental health advocate, entrepreneur, professional speaker and son of beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams. Zak focuses his time expertise and resources on sharing his personal story to support initiatives seeking to remove the stigma and address the challenges and discrimination associated with mental/brain health and related issues.

Doug Meijer and Todd Chance will serve as hosts to this impactful and meaningful event. Doug will share his own personal journey to reduce stigma and share the reason, why he wears pink.

Please consider a sponsorship for this event that will enable us to sustain our mission of providing compassionate comfort, understanding and hope to those affected by suicide and mental/brain health illnesses.

We are proud of our accomplishments this past year and look ahead to growth and further development of our programs and tools provided throughout our community and beyond.

We hope you will join us and don’t forget to wear pink!

Join i understand as we ‘Break the Stigma’ to recognize the brain and body connection, understanding, ‘Mental Health is Health.’

Please consider a sponsorship that will allow you or your business to support i understand and our mission to “provide compassionate comfort, hope and understanding to those living with a mental/brain health illness or have lost a loved one to suicide.” We can’t do what we do without the supportof our community.

Break the Stigma Sponsor – $25,000

• 2 Tables of ten at ‘Break the Stigma’ event
• Headline sponsor on all promotional materials
• VIP sponsor
• Corporate logo on all event signage
• Corporate logo on website
• VIP reception for guests
• VIP swag bag per guest

Mental Health is Health Sponsor – $10,000

• 2 Tables of ten at ‘Break the Stigma’ event
• Corporate logo on all event signage
• Corporate logo on website
• VIP reception for guests
• VIP swag bag per guest

Let’s Wear Pink Sponsor - $5,000

• 1 Table of ten at ‘Break the Stigma’ event
• Corporate Logo on all event signage
• Corporate logo on website
• VIP reception for guests
• VIP swag bag per guest

Heart of Gold Sponsor - $2,500

• 1 table of ten at ‘Break the Stigma’ event
• Corporate logo on all event signage
• Corporate logo on website
• i understand logo gift for each guest

i understand Sponsor - $1,500

• 1 table of ten at ‘Break the Stigma’ event
• Corporate or individual name on all event signage
• i understand logo gift for each guest

Pink Heart Sponsor - $500

• 2 tickets to ‘Break the Stigma’ event
• Corporate or individual name on all event signage
• i understand logo gift for each guest

Be the ONE individual ticket - $150

• 1 ticket to ‘Break the Stigma’ event
• i understand logo gift

Can’t make it?
DONATION ONLY to support an upcoming run/walk event.

  • Riverbank Run
  • Reeds Lake Run
  • Rhodes McKee Triathlon
  • Biggby B the One Run
i understand is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

B the One Run

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

World Mental Health Day (10/10)! World Mental Health Day is celebrated in over 100 countries to raise awareness surrounding mental health allowing us to bring the conversation to the forefront
We love Biggby Coffee – start the conversation with a Biggby Beverage!
Save the date. Register HERE!

B THE ONE RUN

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 – 8:30 AM – EAST GRAND RAPIDS

The B the One Walk/Run will take place on October 10th – World Mental Health Day which serves to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. Hosted by Biggby Coffee, proceeds from the event will benefit i understand. Our goal with this event is to encourage individuals to ‘be the one’ for someone who is struggling with their mental/brain health.

This event is open to all ages. All participants will receive a bib, t-shirt, & goodie bag.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS

B THE ONE RUN

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 – 8:30 AM – EAST GRAND RAPIDS

The B the One Walk/Run will take place on October 10th – World Mental Health Day which serves to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. Hosted by Biggby Coffee, proceeds from the event will benefit i understand. Our goal with this event is to encourage individuals to ‘be the one’ for someone who is struggling with their mental/brain health.

This event is open to all ages. All participants will receive a bib, t-shirt, & goodie bag.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS