Seleni Conquers Mudderella 2016

Our team ran the course and raised more than $100,000 for maternal mental health

June 24, 2016

On Saturday, June 19th, Team Seleni took on a five-mile course of challenging – and very, very muddy – obstacles and team-building exercises to conquer Mudderella 2016. The team had a tremendous time, ultimately raising more than $127,000 (and counting) for maternal mental health care.

After finishing her first Mudderella, Sam Topping Gellert, a mother of three and one of Team Seleni's five captains, excitedly declared, "You know it's fun when you're halfway through and you're already on board for next year." Gellert was grateful for the opportunity not only to raise money to support other mothers and families, but also for "Team Seleni giving this mom something to focus on: improving my health and ultimately improving the quality of my life and therefore the quality of my kids' lives."

Designed by women and for women, Mudderella has become an annual event for Seleni because it is the perfect opportunity to put the organization's mission of supporting women and families directly into action. Not only did our runners help each other through the muddy trenches, but they also built friendships and created bonds while training for the event and raising funds for the shared goal of improving mental health for women.

Each dollar raised by Team Seleni directly supports Seleni's financial assistance program, which provides clinical services to women and families who would otherwise be unable to afford them. Through this program, women and families are able to access treatment for depression and anxiety as well as support for infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth grief, relationship difficulties, and all things parenting and motherhood. Together, we are making important strides for the well-being of families.

If you would like to join us next year, submit your email address below and we'll keep you updated as the event approaches.

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