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We are excited to be the "kick off" location for the Break the Cycle bike ride across America! Break the Cycle is a cross-country bike ride to raise awareness of the challenges faced by children with mental illnesses. It is being hosted by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and led by Andrés Martin, MD, MPH, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and prominent AACAP member. Break the Cycle will start in Seattle, Thursday August 17th. We thank the Seattle Children's Foundation and WSCCAP for supporting this event. The Washington State Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (WSCCAP) is hosting a dinner the night before the ride starts, Wednesday August 16th, at 6:30 pm, at the Seattle Yacht Club ($55 cost, to register email, featuring Dr. Andres Martin inspiring us with his plans for the trip and for his initiatives. Representative Tana Senn, a member of Washington House of Representatives, representing the 41st Legislative District and a former member of the Mercer Island City Council, will also speak about advocacy for mental health initiatives that positively affect the lives of children in Washington state. We welcome you to attend this dinner, which is the summer meeting for WSCCAP. We welcome Break the Cycle supporters to ride with us. There are two options we are organizing (sign up on the Break the Cycle website), both on Thursday, August 17th: 1) A ceremonial send off ride: meet to catch the 6:30 am ferry from Seattle to Bremerton and ride south to Port Orchard (the first 12 miles of biking). This group will have a no-host breakfast, and ride back to the ferry. 2) Ride the first 100 miles of the Break the Cycle journey, from Seattle (taking the ferry to Bremerton) to Centralia. There are hotels in Centralia to stay overnight, and Amtrak has trains that leave from Centralia to Seattle that afternoon and evening (1:31 pm, 4:21 pm, 5:39 pm, 8:21 pm). We support the Break the Cycle cause and encourage you to donate. All donations go directly toward: • Funding innovative research initiatives including supporting research careers and programs that promote quality mental health services and treatment for children. • Increasing the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists by educating, encouraging, and providing the tools for students to join the field, to reduce the shortage of child psychiatrists and increase access to mental health services for children and families. • Helping ensure children suffering in silence get the treatment they need, and providing a voice for those who cannot stand up for themselves.


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