EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
You are never too old and it's never too late! That's my motto! I'll be running my first 1/2 marathon at the tender age of 44.
Why? Because our mental health is just as important as our physical health and I see so many people struggling. It breaks my heart and I just want to help!
Mental illness is often invisible, misunderstood and very painful. But there is hope and there is help! So let's support this association and make a difference in someone's life!
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
In Canada, an alarming 3.2 million young people between the ages of 12-19 years old are at risk of developing a mental illness. Early intervention is vital to ensure they can reach their full potential. Unfortunately, only 1 out of 5 of these youth will get the mental health services they need in a timely manner. By participating in the BMO Vancouver Marathon RUN4HOPE together with CMHA, we will ensure young people have support to grow into healthy and happy adults who contribute to their community.
Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation wide voluntary movement that promotes mental health for all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. Each year, they provide direct service to more than 100,000 individuals across Canada in over 120 communities.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!