Walk 4 Mental Health
On September 8 & 9th, the Discovery Health Care Foundation held a walk in various communities of our catchment area for Mental Health and Addictions Awareness.
5 Coves - $239
Arnold's Cove - $1,010
Bonavista - $13,881.45
Catalina - $901
Clarenville - $1,395
Elliston - $150
Garden Cove - $1,056
North Harbour - $705
Spillars Cove - $270
Swift Current - $3,224.75
Town of Elliston - $150
Trinity Bay North - $1,116
Trinity Bight - $1,120
Kings Cove - held a run on October 14th - have not heard amount yet
What a fantastic job the members of the communities did. Thank you to all of you who participated or donated & also to the business for purchasing t-shirts for your staff. We will be making this a yearly event and hope to have your participation and support again next year. Businesses in Bonavista that purchased t-shirts for their staff for the walk were - Cohen's Home Furnishings, Crewes Garage, Harbour Quarters, J.T. Swyers, Robins, Shannon's Pub & Vista Family Resource Center.
On October 10 – World Mental Health Day – we challenged other business, schools and staff to purchase shirts and wear on Oct. 10 to show support. Business that participated were: Burt Cleaning Services, CIBC, Clarenville Ford, Clarenville Inn, Cormack Realty, East Coast Eye Care, Hollett & Sons, NL Salt Company, Pro Active Physiotherapy, Richard Power - CPA, Round Da Bay Inn, St. Jude Hotel, Steers Insurance, Therapy Works and Town of Clarenville. Staff from Coish Place participated. Swift Current School participated. From those participants another $2,730 was raised.
It was hard for schools to participate so early in the year because of all that is asked of parents at the start of the school year. Southwest Arm Academy has agreed to do later in the year. Clarenville Middle School will participate in November.
A big thank you to the Walk 4 Mental Health Committee members: Kevin Parsons - Bruce Mercer - Gail Brown - Nicole Parrott - Eliza Swyers - Carmel Smith - Sybil Curtis - Roy Johnson & Lorielle Pevie.
We still have t-shirts that we are selling. To purchase yours call 466-5231.
“Thank you for helping others stay healthy and happy right here