For Immediate Release: October 23rd, 2019
The fourth annual Merrett Home Hardware Run for Mental Health took place on September 14th, 2019. Thanks to sponsors and generous donations from the community, $21,063.66 was raised for the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge and the YES Shelter for Youth and Families.
Over 400 runners participated in runs through Peterborough’s downtown streets. The event started at Runner’s Life, 174 Charlotte Street, and consisted of 2.5k, 5k, and 10k runs.
This year’s event proceeds will once again go towards funding a Family Education Support Worker as part of C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.’s Assertive Outreach for Suicide Prevention (A.O.S.P.) program. Since 2016, over $70,000 has been raised from this event to support the funding of a Family Education Support Worker. Through the A.O.S.P. program, over 100 vulnerable individuals, each who have made a serious suicide attempt, have been supported.
C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. is pleased to donate 10 per cent, or $2,106.36 of this year’s proceeds to the YES Shelter for Youth and Families.
C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. would like to thank all who participated or donated to the event as well as Dave Dame for organizing this annual event and Runner’s Life for hosting it. C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. would also like to thank event sponsors Merrett Home Hardware, Lett Architects, and Medical Centre Pharmacy.
For more information, contact Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education with C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications Officer, C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.
705-748-6687 extension 1037