Or 1 in 4 adults in the United States live with a disability.
Ever feel lonely or isolated?
Chances are, you have. 52% of adults in the United States report feeling sometimes or always feel alone3.
Social isolation is directly linked to depression, poor sleep quality, impaired executive function, accelerated cognitive decline, poor cardiovascular function and impaired immunity. This makes loneliness more harmful than not exercising3.
Social isolation has the same effect on the body as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
It has been found that barriers such as transportation, ease of accessibility in the community, low income and
those with physical health problems have an increased likelihood of loneliness and chronic social isolation1.
What is it?
"Including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability is disability inclusion.
This involves more than simply encouraging people; it requires making sure that adequate policies and practices are in effect in a community or organization.
Inclusion should lead to increased participation in socially expected life roles and activities—such as being a student, worker, friend, community member, patient, spouse, partner, or parent 2."
What are the benefits of inclusion?
Increased self-worth and self-confidence.
Increased sense of purpose.
Increased awareness of others' struggles.
Increased physical health.
But don't take our word for it. Keep scrolling to see out what our participants, families, volunteer, donors and community partners have said about their own inclusive experience.
You can help. Here's how:
Run Like Angels
We want you to join us! Come and experience the mission at work first hand at a myTEAM TRIUMPH WI event. No matter your age or your ability, you can #RunLikeAngels with us!
Become a Member
Are you ready to #RunLikeAngels on race day?! This is a perfect option for anyone wanting to participate in more than one event during a season. With various membership levels, you are sure to find the perfect fit for you!
One Time Donation
Want to help the mission? Your one time donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and will help us provide year round programming to athletes, service clubs, schools, etc all around the state.
Do want to help support inclusion programming in your community and beyond? We have multi-level sponsorship opportunities available. We can't wait to partner with you!
Sponsor a Captain
Best option for those wanting to make a big impact for our athletes with disabilities; family members, neighbors, small businesses and more. You be connected to one of our athletes and able to see your donation dollars at work!
Lining up at the start line not your thing? Perfect! We are always in need of volunteers to help. From race day set up to outreach in the community and everything in-between, if you want to help - we have something for you!
A place for connection, belonging and inclusion.
The myTEAM TRIUMPH Wisconsin mission in your community
Athletes of all abilities, family members, other participants and spectators, sponsors, community partners, etc. have all reported benefits after engaging with the mTT mission.
82% have found other people who share similar passions and interests.
63% report having formed long lasting relationships with 59% of those reporting that they have made relationships that feel like family.
91% have felt a part of something bigger than themselves
77% felt more satisfied in their life and that their life had more purpose
53% of our athletes with a disability felt a stronger connection to their community after engaging in the mission
1 Aguillard, Kimberly. "Include The Disability Community In Interventions To Address Loneliness - NACCHO". Naccho.Org, 2020, https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/include-the-disability-community-in-interventions-to-address-loneliness.
2 "Disability Inclusion | CDC". Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, 2020, https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-inclusion.html.
3 "Loneliness Statistics And Data - Socialpro". Socialpro, 2020, https://socialpronow.com/loneliness-statistics/.