Running for Mental Health in Denver


Holli and friends at the Random Acts Booth!

Recently, Random Acts’ officer Holli DeWees volunteered her time at the Brain Run 5K mental health expo at Sloane’s Lake Park in Denver, Colorado. She met some amazing people from various mental health groups, and she also reconnected with associates from IMAlive, a group which focuses on suicide prevention that Random Acts has worked with for many years.

The non-profit Mind Shine Foundation developed the annual Brain Run, whose mission is to raise money for “mental research, education and awareness.”  During their post-race expo, they also provide valuable resources for cultivating optimal brain health. Brain Run believes “exercise, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness are all critical to brain health.” 

Happiness and Health Through Volunteering

Random Acts participated by sharing how volunteerism is also a major player in the maintenance of mental health. We here at Random Acts certainly agree that looking outside yourself and helping others leads to a fuller, healthier life. To quote Albert Schweitzer, “The only ones … who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” We have found this happiness extends to our mental well-being in wonderful ways.

We were also able to make connections and increase Random Act’s visibility, which we are sure will lead to many successful and inspiring projects in the future.

If you would like to learn more about Brain Run and possibly be involved in the future, check out their website.