Move for Mental Health was founded in 2017 as a charity bike ride event. The proceeds from each of our events benefitted various mental health-related nonprofit organizations with similar missions to our own. Hundreds of individuals attended these charity bike rides, and the support that we received was astounding. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Move for Mental Health volunteers sent out hundreds of handwritten letters to promote togetherness during a difficult time for many. Currently, we offer a scholarship for high school seniors who plan to enter the mental health field after graduation. This scholarship is in honor of Dave Bennis - a founding board member of Move for Mental Health and an inspiration for many. Dave was passionate about mental health awareness, and through this scholarship, Move for Mental Health aims to honor his legacy.
Move for Mental Health aims to spread awareness about mental health by starting the conversation in an effort to stop the stigma. Currently, we offer a scholarship for high school seniors planning to enter the mental health field known as the "Dave Bennis Mental Health Hero" scholarship.