On May 19, 2016, one of our co-founders, Paul Semeniuk, will be climbing the Telus Building stairs in downtown Edmonton, for 24hours to raise awareness for mental health. He's taking this challenge "one stair at a time," much like how those living with mental illness cope "one day at a time."
This event was created to help build a community of people that supports, encourages, and motivates those dealing with mental and physical struggles. We are all touched by someone in our lives that has gone down or is going down the road of darkness. These stairs represent the pain, loneliness, fear, that embodies these mental illnesses. We want to show that with proper treatments, preparations and supports, no stair is to tough to climb. Together we can make a difference in someones life,
"trust me, those in my life help everyday."
We encourage everyone to come out and support Paul during this intense 24 hour event. If you feel up to it, join in on the workout by registering today and climb the stairs with Paul, as many or as little as you want. For those with a bit more energy, attempt the 1000 stair goal and receive a t-shirt to prove it. The event is free to attend and we appreciate all donations to support the cause.
We are raising funds for a local non profit counselling service called Momentum. A mental health triage center, helping individuals who cannot pay for or wait for aid through the traditional health care system. They are a walk-in agency providing support and guidance to people in need of counselling services. Momentum is staffed by a team of volunteer, Registered Health Professionals who collaborate to provide clients Single Session Therapy solutions.
"If you think what Im doing is hard, try living with mental illness."