After a month-long campaign, Whitecaps FC are proud to announce that the #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign has successfully raised over $21,000 for Clara’s Big Ride Vancouver Champion - The Kettle Society – and Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division! Thanks to your generous contributions, over $10,000 will be donated to each organization.
“We’re exceptionally proud of our fans, partners, players, staff, and everyone else who has contributed to this campaign,” said Rachel Lewis, Whitecaps FC chief operating officer. “On behalf of everyone at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, thank you for your support, and best of luck to Clara as she continues her ride for Bell Let’s Talk.”
One in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life, and your contributions will help provide them with the support they need. Whitecaps FC would like to thank everyone that has supported the campaign to help bring awareness to this very important cause.
About Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk - Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk will span 12,000 kilometres over the course of 110 days, beginning in Toronto March 14, visiting 95 communities and concluding in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1. Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk will help raise awareness and action in mental health and end the stigma around mental illness. Every Canadian can participate in Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk through community events and social media. For more information, please visit Bell.ca/ClarasBigRide or follow the latest news on Twitter at @Bell_LetsTalk or Facebook at facebook.com/BellLetsTalk.
The Kettle Society - Strength through Mental Health supports people living with mental illness to lead healthier lives. The Kettle provides 3,600 individuals with 26 services, a mental health drop-in that is open 365 days a year, a women’s transition house and 400 units of supported housing, with more on the way. To learn more visit thekettle.ca.
Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division - (CMHA) is a nation-wide leader and champion for mental health and promotes mental health for all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness or addiction. Each year, CMHA provides services and supports to over 82,000 British Columbians through their provincial and local programming. To learn more, visit cmha.bc.ca.
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC thank you for your support to #BuckUp for Mental Health. We encourage you to continue the conversation and help end the stigma of mental health.