I want to take emotional health awareness out of the shadows and put it out in the open – for everyone to talk about. In my life I experienced firsthand the damage that can occur when emotional disorders (depression, control, food addiction) goes ignored. These are real issues that have the potential to grow into serious problems. Running has been my coping skill, my solace. This run from Dallas to Galveston Bay will be a public display of my commitment to encouraging others who are struggling to achieve freedom from emotional disorders.