Thanks to our friends at BoxUnion, who have committed to help fund our vital work on mental health education and support. This valued partner has pledged to donate 20% of its May revenue and 100% of the proceeds from its special edition merchandise made for May’s Mental Health Month.
“NAMI WLA is excited and grateful for our partnership with BoxUnion,” said Executive Director Erin Ryan. “This collaboration is a natural intersection of mental and physical health. BoxUnion’s workouts engage the brain, push the body beyond perceived mental limitations and create an amazing supportive community. We are all stronger together!”
On May 1, BoxUnion’s co-founder and president, Felicia Alexander, wrote a candid email to their community about her own battle with depression. “I can’t continue to be a part of the problem and not talk about my personal experiences,” she wrote. “We have worked hard to create a community where our consumers and employees feel comfortable sharing their personal experience – it is not uncommon for our boxers to start crying in class -– the physical release of punching something is extremely powerful. With the launch of BoxUnion Digital, we have only seen an increase in our boxers sharing their stories, whether it be on social media, personal emails or even using the chat feature in our LIVE classes.”
Co-founder Todd Walder added, “With quarantine, we knew it was more critical than ever to double down on our effort to support this mission. People are scared, anxious and isolated.”