WHY I RIDE
I ride for myself. For you. For everyone in our community.
In any typical year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem.
This past year, COVID-19 has really taken a toll on the mental health of our whole population. But things are even worse for some people: for people who were already struggling with their mental health and for those with a disability. For women, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. For Indigenous people and people of other cultures and colours. For people with low incomes.
I ride because we need to make mental health a priority.
I ride because we are not in this alone.
This spring, I will be one of thousands of Canadians riding — and spinning, walking, running, doing yoga, meditating — to help fundraise for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) so they can provide more mental health support to those in need. The funds will also reduce pressure on a health care system already hit hard by COVID-19.
So many of us don’t feel like ourselves these days, and the pandemic is making it harder to get help. Ride Don’t Hide helps people get back to themselves.
Please join me — on your bike, through another activity, or in spirit with a donation.
Every donation, no matter the size, is a message saying “you are not alone.”