Army Veteran Runs Everest Marathon In Lemon Costume To Raise Awareness For Mental Health

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Orange’s unique look

Army veteran Sally Orange, 50, has completed the Everest Marathon, the world’s highest, dressed as a lemon to raise awareness for mental health. The marathon, known for its challenging terrain and high altitude, was described by Orange as “epic, brutal, and stunning.” This is Orange’s 84th marathon, and she is no stranger to running in fruit costumes, having previously completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days dressed as various fruits. Jessica Reyes and Patricia Wu discuss the topic with therapist, Ryan Heapy.

Bringing positivity to mental health awareness

Orange’s unique approach to running marathons aims to break the stigma around mental health and normalize the conversation. She is open about her 25-year struggle with depression and chronic anxiety and believes that physical activity can positively impact mental well-being. Her message is that regardless of age, gender, or background, everyone can benefit from being active and outdoors.

Ryan Heapy’s takeaways

Ryan Heapy applauds Sally Orange’s innovative approach to spotlighting veterans’ mental health. By summiting the Everest Marathon in a lemon costume, Orange raises awareness for an often-overlooked issue and champions an active, outdoor lifestyle while combating the stigma surrounding mental health.

To learn more about Ryan Heapy, visit his website.

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