Last week, for Mental Health Awareness Week, the students and teachers at Richard S. Fowler Junior High decided they were sick of waiting, and spoke up. On May 5 the school participated in a 10 hour bike-a-thon, with an amazing $40,000 goal. Incredibly, they surpassed their original aim and collectively raised $47,000 for improving access to youth mental health care. As promised, the organizing teacher Mr. Ludtke shaved his beard to recognize his students incredible effort to meet their goal!
Funds from this event will go towards supporting access to children’s mental health programs in the Edmonton Metro Region, through programs such as ACCESS Open Minds.
The Mental Health Foundation would like to thank the staff and students at Richard S. Fowler for all their hard work! The funds you raised will make a difference in the lives of youth just like you who struggle with mental illness.
Read about the event in the St. Albert Gazette.
Watch a video from the event.