Zach Makes Tracks
Barrie to Ottawa for Children's Mental Health Programs at RVH!
|Join Zach on his journey to raise awareness and funds for the Future Child and Youth Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. |
August-September 2017 Zach will run, walk, bike, and scooter from RVH in Barrie to Ottawa! Proceeds will go directly to the future Child and Youth Mental Health Program at RVH.
Why is Zach doing this?
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death for our youth in Simcoe Muskoka.
• 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness
• Less than one-quarter of them are getting help. Intervention and help during childhood increases the likelihood of success dramatically.
Lack of support for mental illness and its tragic consequences, such as suicide, should be one of our biggest concerns TODAY. Zach wants to get our children the help they NEED.
Zach believes that what the world needs is for kids to feel safe and to grow and be creative! He wants to support his peers and friends, and know that when help is needed, help is available. Zach has felt the effects of mental illness from his family members and most notably, his mom. For Zach, the struggle is real. Bringing a Child and Youth Mental Health Program closer to home will give him the reassurance to know he made a difference in the fragile lives of many.
Please support Zach by donating today and sharing his story with your family and friends!