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Team Giggle On is back!

Join me on Sunday, October 31, 2010 and get your Giggle On for the Mental Health Association of Delaware!

Excuses Schmuses

Many of you heard me proclaim loud and clear that I wasn’t going to lead a team this year for the E-Racing the Blues event. Well…I’ve gone ahead and changed my mind.

With so many things happening in my personal life I didn’t think I would be able to find the time to lead a team (nor was I even sure I’d be living in the state of Delaware). Sure, I don’t have a kitchen, laundry facilities or heat but that’s not going to stop me on my quest to get the giggle out.

No more excuses! Jest dew-it mang! *laughs*

My mission is laughter and laughter ALWAYS finds a way!

Everybody wants to laugh – you know that. They need to laugh… People need to laugh. — Carl Reiner

 

Why I Support MHA’s E-Racing the Blues event

I support the MHA because I believe in the importance of raising awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide. Every life matters. Everyone deserves the chance to live and to live well.

I also understand the important exercise plays in mental health. Walking, running, swimming, weight lifting, yoga and laughter yoga clubs have a real and significant positive impact on mood.

  • How many times have you felt better after a great workout?
  • How does your mood change with or without exercise?
  • Are you looking for ways to boost your endorphins and lower your cortisol naturally?
  • Want more energy? Better sleep? A satisfying sex life?

Get your Exercise On!

Reference: Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity, Mayo Clinic

Sean, Lauren, Mara and Pippi, Team Giggle On (click to enlarge)

Shawn & Amy, Team Giggle On (click to enlarge)

Let’s show Wilmington how Team Giggle On rocks the E-Racing the Blues event!

Register for the Team

Click the blue shoe icon below to be redirected to our team sign up page.


If you are unable to participate in the 5K walk/run or the 10K but would like to make a donation to support the Mental Health Association, please visit the link and unload the contents of your bank account. *giggle* We appreciate anything you can do!

Date & Time

Team Giggle On 2010 will hit Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront this October 31st at 9:30 am and WE NEED YOU to make this event memorable!

We need YOU to help E-Race the Blues!

Team Giggle On 2009 (click to enlarge)

Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug. Laughter is a universal medicine. — Bertrand Russell

Dave, Team Giggle On

Dedication

This year’s team is dedicated to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide especially all my SOS friends (SOS is an acronym for Survivor of Suicide), people like Kelli, Jayla, Annie, Shawn, Dawn, Patti, Kim, Erica, Dempsey and especially friends and family of the Two Jims,  James Karl Thompson & Jim Ed Sims.

Kim and Aiden, Team Giggle On (click to enlarge)

Directions to Dravo Plaza in Wilmington, DE

Dravo Plaza is near Frawley Stadium where the Blue Rocks play.  Get directions here.

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Attire

Last year we wore silly hats, clown noses and feathers. Since this year’s event falls on Halloween (kismit, wouldn’t you say), I’m calling on all gigglers to come in full fun attire!

Costumes and Giggle On gear are encouraged! Clown noses HIGHLY encouraged!

If you have a Giggle On shirt, hat or sweatshirt, feel free to wear it to show support for the team. Proceeds from the sale of Giggle On items are donated to charity. To purchase, visit the Giggle On Store at Café Press or get some fun girlie sparkly items (the glitter boobie shirts) at Just Jen.

Stress less, laugh more, and be your best YOU! — Kay Frances

Related posts:

Team Giggle On™ E-Races the Blues (2009)

One Life Lost and One Life Saved

Christa’s Story from the News Journal

Walk to Beat Depression and Suicide

Have Fun: Tips to bring playfulness into your life

Wilmington’s Out of the Darkness Walk, photo essay

Reflections on World Suicide Prevention Day

Is it Depression or lost Mojo?

Comments

    • @Roy – I buy lots of clown noses and give them away as gifts. If you’re in the Delaware area and care to join our team, I’ll set one aside just for you! :-)

  1. Thanks for offering me one of your noses Christa. I’ll keep an ear out for anyone else who wants to show up. See you Oct 31st!

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