Press Release – Announcement of the Sweatin’ for a Start Fundraiser.



Little Falls, NJ (06/25/2015) – UPDATE: Due to a very poor weather forecast the Sweatin’ for a Start charity bike ride, scheduled for June 27th, has been postponed until July 12th. The Anxiety & Depression Initiative has put in a formal request with Mother Nature to have beautiful biking weather for that day.


Little Falls, NJ (06/03/2015) – This week, the Anxiety & Depression Initiative announced its first charity bike ride “Sweatin’ for a Start” to raise money to support its mission and help get its much anticipated outreach programs started. The ADI plans to have a variety of free outreach programs that will help support individuals living with anxiety and depression in their quest to live more active lives. There is lots of evidence about the unquestionable benefits that physical activity has on the symptoms of anxiety and depression. The ADI is looking to create a forum to support and guide individuals as they look to harness this benefit.

To show their dedication to The ADI and its mission, the entire Board of Trustees has committed to take to their bikes on the New York State Bike Route 9, that runs from the George Washington Bridge to the US/Canadian border.

The Trustees will ride 1 mile for every $10 that is donated to The ADI through this fundraising campaign. As an additional bonus, any donations that are signed up as recurring monthly donations will double the impact on the mileage. That means for every $10 donated as recurring monthly payment, a Trustee will ride 2 miles for that donation. The total donation miles accumulated by the weekend of June 27th will be divided evenly among the 3 Trustees (up to 600 miles, or 200 miles for each Trustee).

The Trustees have also agreed to match donations dollar-for-dollar for the first $600. That means the first $600 in donations will really be a donation of $1,200 to The ADI and its mission. That will be a great start, but it does not have to stop there. There are a lot of costs associated with getting The ADI’s planned outreach programs started. The Trustees will keep on riding long after that as long as the donations keep coming in.

We are accepting donations online at:

Or send a check payable to:

The Anxiety and Depression Initiative, Inc.
P.O. Box 126,
Little Falls, NJ 07424


We are also looking for local businesses interested in sponsoring us and/or matching donations. Any interested businesses please contact us right away at

Special Thanks to our Business Sponsors!!