Peloton Instructor Kendall Toole to Receive Make An Impact Award from The American Association of Suicidology

Peloton instructor Kendall Toole will receive an award from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). The award is called the “AAS Make An Impact Award” – and Kendall will be the inaugural recipient.

AAS World Suicide Prevention Day Benefit. Image credit AAS.
AAS World Suicide Prevention Day Benefit. Image credit AAS.

The AAS announced the news via press release:

The AAS Make An Impact Award is given to a high-profile individual who has used their platform to raise much-needed awareness to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, suicide prevention, and suicide ideation. Kendall is a Peloton fitness instructor, community builder, and mental health advocate. Watch Kendall’s story on The TODAY Show.

Kendall will be presented with the award on September 10, 2023 at a World Suicide Prevention Day Benefit in New York City. The event will be hosted by New York City radio personality Maria Milito and headlined by musician Emily Wolfe. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 via the AAS website, or at the door for $35. There is also an option to donate to the organization even if you cannot attend the event.

AAS President Leeann Sherman shared why Kendall was chosen for the award:

“Kendall has used her platform to talk about mental health and inspire so many people to live their best lives.
It is our honor to recognize Kendall for her bravery and willingness to share her story.”

Kendall has previously been open about her own struggles with mental health, and has led numerous mental health focused classes on the Peloton platform.

If you’re interested in attending or donating to the World Suicide Prevention Day Benefit on September 10, be sure to check out the AAS website for more information.

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Katie Weicher
Katie Weicher is a writer for Pelo Buddy. She purchased her Peloton Bike in 2016 and has been riding, strength training, and yoga flowing ever since. You can find her on the leaderboard at #kweich.

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