WALK 4 MENTAL HEALTH
Sunday, May 5, 2019
We have 15 school in the catchment area of the Discovery Health Care Foundation.
Tricentia Academy, Arnold’s Cove ---- Swift Current Academy ---- Southwest Arm Academy, Little Heart’s Ease ---- Random Island Academy, Hickman’s Harbour ---- Riverside Elementary, Shoal Harbour ---- Clarenville Middle School & Clarenville High School ---- Heritage Collegiate, Lethbridge ----Anthony Paddon Elementary, Musgravetown ---- Charlottetown Primary ---- Bishop White School, Port Rexton ---- Catalina Elementary School ---- St. Mark’s School, King’s Cove ---- Matthew Elementary & Discovery Collegiate, Bonavista.
Discovery Health Care Foundation / Tip-A-Vista Foundation is having their second “Walk 4 Mental Health” on Sunday, May 5th. Last year’s walk raised $30,419.20 and we want to exceed that amount this year.
We are asking all schools in our area to participate and walk on May 5th, at 2 p.m. Each school will determine where they walk and how far.
Out of all students in our catchment area:
The student who raises the most money will receive $300
The student with second most raised will receive $200
The student with third most raised will receive $100
We would like to encourage the parents to take a pledge sheet and raise money as well. If you don't have kids in school that doesn't matter, you can still join in the walk.
We want to include the 96 communities in our area to come out and walk with us. An announcement will be made in each area where the walks will take place. If you would like to organize a walk in your area please call the Foundation office at 466-5231.
One adult in our catchment area raising the most money will receive a Night Stay for 2 at a Hotel in St. John’s.
Each person raising $20 or more will receive a Mental Health & Addictions T-Shirt.
We ask that all pledge sheets & money be collected by April 26th so we can have all t-shirts delivered before May 5th.
Thanking you in advance for your support in this great regional endeavor. If you have any questions please call the foundation office at 466-5231.
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 - $397
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