SHOPPER’S DRUG MART RIDE DON’T HIDE
A province-wide movement to raise awareness and support for women’s mental health.
On Sunday, June 23rd, communities throughout BC will be riding for mental health. http://www.ridedonthide.com/
Ride for yourself, for your mother, brother, sister, teacher, neighbour, or friend. Ride to support mental health services in your community, for the well-being and mental health of everyone.
IN THE COWICHAN VALLEY: PEDAL TO THE TRESTLE
The Cowichan Valley component of this project is hosted by CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch, with Pedal to the Trestle, a 25 km family bike ride from Glenora Trailhead Park, along the Trans Canada Trail to the Kinsol Trestle, and back.
The ride will begin at 10:00 AM, at the Glenora end, with check-in from 9-10 AM.
Riders will return to the Glenora Trailhead to a BBQ lunch, provided by M&M Meat Shop, with prizes, networking and information about mental health until 2:00 PM.
PLEDGES (proceeds to CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch):
* $35 for adults and youth (includes riding shirt, if registered by June 3rd)
* Free for children (14 years and under) and virtual riders.
REGISTER TODAY: Visit cowichanvalley.cmha.bc.ca, and click on Ride Don’t Hide under Upcoming Events, OR go straight to www.ridedonthide.com.
VOLUNTEER for this event by calling Wendy at 250-743-2531.
ALL OTHER INQUIRIES:
Contact CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch
WHO WILL YOU RIDE FOR?
M&M Meat Shop, Duncan Lions Club, HarbourLiving.ca
Global BC, Stormtech, Sugoi, Sunday Morning Studio, Wayside and Clif Bar
TO BECOME A LOCAL SPONSOR:
Contact Jude at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Sponsorship Information Package.
ABOUT THE CAUSE:
• 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem this year. The remaining 4 will have a friend, family member or colleague who will (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, [CAMH])
• Mental Health is the number one cause of disability in Canada, accounting for nearly 30% of disability claims and 70% of the total costs. (CAMH)
• While mental illnesses constitute more than 15% of the burden of disease in Canada, these illnesses receive only 5.5% of health care dollars (CAMH)
• According to the World Health Organization, depression will be the single biggest medical burden on health by 2020. (CAMH)
• Although about four times more men will commit suicide this year than women, women make 3 to 4 times more suicide attempts than men (CTV News October 3, 2011)
• Canadians are about 6 times more likely to commit suicide than they are to be a victim of homicide (CTV News October 3, 2011)