Did you know: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness and, according to a recent study, the national economy lost $51bn in 2008 alone as a result. The second leading cause of death among young people (16-24) is suicide; the leading cause of hospitalization among the active population (20-44) is mental illness.
The event will bring our community together in support of healthy minds, healthy bodies, mental health awareness, and stigma reduction. The 2.5km walk and 5km run will take place in Queen's Park, New Westminster on May 12th and draw participants from throughout the Lower Mainland. The upbeat family event will feature music, food, an art exhibition, and keynote addresses.
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Simon Fraser Branch serves 130 housing clients, more than 200 outreach clients, and a variable number of clients for other services each year. Their vision is mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
When: Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Where: Queen’s Park, New Westminster, BC
Race Time: 10am
Distance: 5km run | 2.5km walk
Registration: $20 (early bird offer)
(Children register free and other discounts available)
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Project Director Avneet Johal, please call 604-612-0856 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.