More than 200 motorcycle riders took part in the Brandon Marshall Mental Health Awareness Ride on Saturday, May 31. The event was presented by The Brandon Marshall Foundation, Starved Rock Harley-Davidson and Linden Oaks at Edward.
The ride of more than 50 miles began at the Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, 1335 N. Mill St. in Naperville, went through Aurora, Oswego and Yorkville, and ended at the Starved Rock Harley-Davidson dealership in Ottawa, where activities included entertainment, a cookout, raffles and prizes.
Marshall, NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Chicago Bears, was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2010. He and wife Michi co-founded The Brandon Marshall Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to end the stigma associated with mental illness, advocate for unprecedented awareness, connect those suffering to the resources they need and paint the world lime green (the official color for mental health awareness).
For more information about or to make a donation to The Brandon Marshall Foundation, visit www.thebrandonmarshall.com/foundation.
Starved Rock Harley-Davidson/Buell is a family-owned, customer-focused motorcycle experience, located off I-80 in Ottawa, Illinois. For more information, call (815) 431-1900, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.starvedrockhd.com.
Linden Oaks at Edward is a 108-bed behavioral health hospital on Edward Hospital’s Naperville campus with outpatient offices in Naperville, Plainfield, St. Charles, Woodridge and Yorkville. For immediate assistance and a free and confidential mental health assessment, call the Linden Oaks 24/7 Help Line at (630) 305-5027. For more information, visit www.edward.org/lindenoaks.