Whether your are holding a fundraising event, participating in a run or walk, or setting up your own fundraising page to support The Mental Health Foundation you will be contributing to care, advocacy, research and education that will help the 1 in 5 in our community who suffer from mental illness and their families. No event is too small to make a difference.
You might be an Alberta Health Services employee or a private citizen who wants to make a difference, but either way the WinWin50 lottery is a fun way to give back to a good cause.
When you buy a WinWin50 lottery ticket and name the Mental Health Foundation as beneficiary, proceeds are invested directly back to the Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Greater Edmonton Community Mental Health Clinics and other areas that support addictions and mental health.
We’re grateful for our community members who have chosen to support the Foundation with their activities. Below are some past events to raise money for mental health on our behalf. If you’re interested in finding a way to contribute, keep reading for some inspiration for how you can help.
Scott Campbell’s 100 Day Journey for the Mental Health Foundation
On June 17th Scott tackled Canada’s Toughest Mudder, an intense obstacle course in Whistler, BC. In preparation, he completed a 100 day campaign to get fit for a good cause, and managed to raise $3,000 to contribute toward the purchase of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation equipment in Edmonton.
Richard S. Fowler’s Spoke Up for Mental Health Campaign
The kids at Richard S. Fowler Junior High made mental health a priority this spring. On May 5 they participated in a 10 hour bike-a-thon, with an incredible $40,000 goal.
UAlberta Athletics Bikeathon
On April 1st University of Alberta varsity sports teams, supported by the the University Athletics Board and coordinated by student-athlete mental health advocate Tim Hickson, jumped on their bikes and rode in the faculties second annual bike-a-thon for mental health. They successfully rose $7,500 for the Mental Health Foundation.
Hats for Head Health Classroom Fundraiser
On January 25th the Grade 3 students of Room 7 at Roberta MacAdams School, along with their teachers Mrs. Laird and Mrs. Fuhr, held a fundraising event on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation.