Local Mental Health Nonprofit to Benefit From Anniversary Fundraiser

Be Fit’s 10-Year Anniversary Party and Fundraiser on Sat. June 16, 2018 (10 am – 3 pm), will benefit Ben’s Memorial Mile, a local nonprofit that supports mental illness education and research.

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Jamie Silver founded Ben’s Memorial Mile in honor of her son, Ben, following his suicide and battle with schizophrenia.

Ben was a track athlete par excellence. While a student of Downers Grove North High School, he was a four-time all-state track and cross-country runner. However, a series of injuries from high school through his sophomore year of college sidelined his running. Ben’s academics struggled as a result.

After that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Though Ben’s struggles with this terrible illness eventually led to him taking his life in July 2015, the influence he had as a family member, friend, teammate, captain, and competitor lives on.

Buy your raffle tickets for our 10-year anniversary. Proceeds will not only benefit Ben’s Memorial Mile, but they will also honor all who struggle with mental illness.

We’ll post a list of prizes soon. Call (630) 964-4008 if your business would like to donate a raffle prize.

Source: Ben’s Memorial Mile

Ben’s Memorial Mile is holding it’s Third Annual Ben’s Memorial Mile event On Sat. June 16, 2018, 5 pm – 9 pm.

Update: See the list of raffle prizes here. Tickets are only $1 each. Help us raise $2,000.