Chrysalis created the Moving for Mental Health Run/Walk to increase awareness of the benefits of physical health on mental wellness. According to research by the National Center for Health Statistics, “Physical activity enhances mental health.” In their study, the level of physical activity was shown to be positively associated with general well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and positive mood.

Dani Rischall, Chrysalis Inc.’s Executive Director states that, “Addressing physical health in conjunction with mental health reduces the stigma that surrounds mental illness. We believe that everyone deserves the right to feel like an active member of their community.” To date, Moving for Mental health has raised over $60,000! These funds go to support work opportunities for over 250 individuals each year.

Chrysalis 10th Annual Moving for Mental Health

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Join now and participate in the Chrysalis (We’re Still) Moving for Mental Health Facebook Group

  • Virtual Workouts
  • Mutual Support
  • Chrysalis Motivational Stories 
  • Healthy Meal Ideas 
  • And More!  

Order a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt: We’re teaming with with the apparel platform Bonfire for a 21-day fundraising campaign. Part of the proceeds for each shirt or sweatshirt goes directly to Chrysalis. Order yours before May 3rd and it will be delivered to you about 2 weeks after our event.

Sponsors: Rodgers Memorial Health, Allen Centennial Gardens, Rik Kaye and Diane Tukman

Can’t make it? We’d love to have you with us, but if you can’t make it, consider making a donation instead. All donations go to supporting mental health recovery in our community.

Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities

Show your support for work, physical health, and mental wellness by becoming a sponsor or volunteer! Moving for Mental Health will be advertised throughout the Madison community. Click the button below to review our volunteer opportunities as well as our sponsorship levels and their benefits. Thank you for your consideration!