March For Mental Health And Homelessness 2019

Belleville, ON

5km FUNDRAISING walk/run (with a 2.5km option) to increase awareness around mental health and homelessness. There will be a celebration BBQ after the walk for participants as well as draws for amazing prizes. There will also be a great prize basket for the participant who raises the most funds! 80% of the profits raised will go to Grace Inn Homeless Shelter and 20% will go to the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, "in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Mental illness affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures. Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives. Studies in various Canadian cities indicate that between 23% and 67% of homeless people report having a mental illness."As a result, mental illness and homelessness often go hand in hand.  

 

Join us Saturday June 15, 2019 for the second annual March For Mental Health and Homelessness which aims to bring awareness to both issues and offer a "hand up" to those who are struggling with them. 

Please note!  You must sign up online before June 1 to ensure you get your t-shirt and get your personal sponsorship page to raise funds for our cause! 

Click Register Now button to become part of our fundraising team!


Sign in will begin at 9am at Zwicks Centennial Park - Hill Picnic Site #4 in Belleville, with the walk/run starting at the Zwicks trail by the James Moore Dog Park.  You then continue onto the Parrot Riverfront Trail which will take you behind the stores of our beautiful downtown Belleville and up to the Grace Inn Homeless shelter on 315 Church Street.  There, you will find a refreshment/rest stop and you may check out the future site of the shelter.  This is the 2.5km walk.  If you choose, you can end there, or continue back the same way to Zwicks for the 5km run/walk.  

80% of the profits  raised will go to Grace Inn Homeless Shelter and 20% will go to the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention.

Sign up as an individual or as a team (more fun!).  Our goal is to raise $20,000, so if 100 participants raise $200 each, we can achieve this!  We raised $18,500 last year!! 
There will be a celebration BBQ (at Zwicks Centennial Park - Hill Picnic Site #4) free of charge for all participants, as draws for amazing prizes (including a gift basket for the participant who raises the most funds!).

Registration fee for all participants is $20 which includes t-shirt, BBQ lunch and chance to win prizes!

Sign in begins at 9am and actual run/walk is at 10am.  Post run Celebration BBQ  is at 11:30am.

Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more. You must provide mailing address as well as email address in order to receive a receipt.

 Charitable Registration No.:  740941695RR0001

 
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When & Where

Jun 15, 2019

Saturday

9:00 AM

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Belleville, ON

Zwicks Centennial Park - Hill Picnic Site #4

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