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Swift Current's Big Ride for Mental Health

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The Swift Current Cycling Club is joining Clara Hughes, the national spokesperson for the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative.

She is undertaking Clara’s Big Ride, a 110-day bicycle journey covering 12,000 km through every province and territory. Clara will stop in 95 communities along the way to share her personal struggle with depression.
The Swift Current Cycling Club is organizing a bike ride in support of Clara's Big Ride for Mental Health. All proceeds from this ride will go to the Swift Current Mental Health Association. The purpose of Swift Current's Big Ride — and Clara’s Big Ride — is to help end the stigma around mental health, raise money for the Swift Current Mental Health Association, and encourage long-term positive change in our community. Clara is unable to make it to Swift Current but we would like to support the cause through this ride.
Registration for Swift Current's big ride will be on May 18th at 2pm in the parking lot of Riverside park with the ride beginning at 2:30. We will be riding on the path from Riverside park to the North End of the path and back.
Everyone is welcome to join this ride and voluntary donations will be accepted at the registration table or can be donated online through Clara's Big Ride (our group is Swift Current's Big Ride)
Mental illness is a widespread and serious issue millions of Canadians are affected by:
At this very moment, some 3 million Canadians are suffering from depression.
1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.
Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year-olds and 16% among 25-44 year-olds.
Learn more about mental health in Canada, and support a good cause by giving to Swift Current's Big Ride.

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