Getting loud about mental health at the annual Ride Don’t Hide cycling fundraiser across the Okanagan
|globalnews.ca 24 Jun 2018 at 12:57|
Over 7,000 participants in 31 communities across Canada set their alarms this morning to participate in the Ride Don’t Hide cycling fundraiser.
The event is hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In the Okanagan, several cities and regional districts participated, including Vernon, Shuswap/Revelstoke, South Okanagan Similkameen and Kelowna.
The goal of the ride is to cycle in plain sight of the community to put an end to the stigma of mental health.
According to CMHA, one in five Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Many are children who may not be equipped with the tools or resources to get help.