Chicago Bears Football- Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is taking mental health awareness on the road (and in style). On May 31st, Marshall and his wife, Michi, are taking part in a motorcycle ride from Linden Oaks Outpatient Center in Naperville, IL all the way to Starved Rock Harley Davidson in Ottawa, IL. The ride will go through Aurora, Oswego and Yorkville. All bikers are welcome.
“People from all walks of life experience mental illness, including football players and motorcycle riders,” said Marshall. “You’d go get treatment for a broken arm or cancer. Mental illness is no different. It’s a sign of strength to seek help. I can tell you it is liberating to get a diagnosis, receive treatment, and begin living your life again.” -Brandon Marshall
Marshall was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and has since made great strides to raise awareness and money for people who are in need. For more on Chicago Bears’ Player charities see:
Chicago Bears Player Charities
This will come a few days after Marshall is a keynote speaker at a mental health gala held on May 10th in Northbrook. The speech is for the National Mental Health Alliance which helps people’s lives who have been affected by the issues surrounding mental illness.
Not only is Brandon Marshall one of the most well-spoken, most stylish players in the NFL, he is also one of the most charitable. If it comes from speaking, riding hogs or wearing green shoes, you can bet Marshall will be a crusader for those who suffer.
Source: Positively Naperville
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