Press Release – The Summiting of Slide Mountain



Little Falls, NJ (11/14/2015) – The Anxiety & Depression Initiative (ADI) was the beneficiary of a fundraising effort by the Summit Men’s Team, which culminated with a hike to the summit of Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in the Catskill Mountains. After an impressive fundraising effort that raised $4,300, a group of 9 men and women hiked to the summit despite some challenging weather conditions. The temperatures were cold, with heavy winds and periodic snow showers throughout the day.

The Summit, a team affiliated with the Motomo Nation, is civic-minded group that actively tries to lead greater lives through making a difference in the lives of others. Steve McNeilly, captain of The Summit explained, “Our team sets out to fundraise for a nonprofit organization or cause we believe in, as a part of our quest to lead greater lives. This fall, we chose to focus our efforts on the Anxiety & Depression Initiative, a nonprofit organization with a mission in line with our own values“. Matthew Miller, Chairperson of the ADI’s Board of Trustees added, “We at the Anxiety & Depression Initiative are fortunate to be the beneficiary of The Summit’s generosity, for which we are very grateful“.

With the money that it raises through fundraising campaigns like this one, the ADI plans to bring about a variety of programs to help inform the community about the positive effects that physical activity can have on anxiety, depression and related disorders and support the community in the use of physical activity. It ultimately seeks to promote the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle, to provide general information about mental health resources and to overall help lessen the stigmas associated with anxiety, depression and related disorders.