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You're Invited to Party for Mental Health

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

Join The Lefty Cycles Project, Inc. for a party on Dec. 3rd at the Norwich Winterfest 5K. The festive race (#NorwichWinterfest5K) will directly benefit Reliance Health, Inc., a non-profit community mental health center serving individuals across Eastern CT. Anyone can sign up (registration link) but The Lefty Cycles Project, Inc. is hosting a party at the back of the race to include all abilities. There will be music, holiday attire, and plenty of orange Lefty Cycles cowbells to keep the party going for 3.2 miles.

We are four weeks away from the race and Dylan Howley, the founder of The Lefty Cycles Project, Inc. has a great idea to offer weekly training sessions for those who are interested and available. For the next four Saturdays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26) he will be at Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School in Norwich, CT from 10am-11am by the track. Research has proven that regular exercise can help ease anxiety and depression and that is one of the Lefty Cycles pillars within our mission. Why not do it together!? Below is some additional information about the free couch to 5K training he is offering.

As a young non-profit organization in CT, The Lefty Cycles Project, Inc. is inspired by Reliance Health, Inc. and its work. Just to get an idea of what they do, take a look at the graphic below that shows their accomplishments during the 2021 fiscal year.

If you are interested in race registration, Saturday training, donating or learning more, please email Dylan: When I asked Dylan why he had this idea, he responded with “I wanted to get people together to show them that anything is possible, that we are stronger together. The idea of the free training is to encourage people to move their body and not feel intimidated by the 5k. I think it's a great opportunity for people to accomplish something that they never thought was possible in the past. Finishing a race like this one could be the first big step towards changing their lifestyle.”

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