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Mental illness affects one in four adults.

It’s often treatable but the stigma keeps many from seeking treatment.

And that is precisely why “Ride to Awareness” exists.

Its mission is to increase  awareness of mental illness and reduce the stigma that surrounds it.

Ride to Awareness is about to embark on a 50-day cross country bicycle ride, and it will be accompanied by a motorized 32-foot billboard thanks to the generosity of a local businesswoman.

Eliott Rodriguez