One in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness in their lifetime. Whether we’ve been personally affected ourselves, or know a family member, friend, or colleague who has, mental health is a cause that touches us all.
Clara Hughes knows the struggle with mental illness. Behind her inspiring athletic achievements and famous smile was a private battle with depression. Clara reached out and got help. But for many who experience mental illness, the fear and stigma attached to the illness is overwhelming. That’s why Clara’s raising her voice and taking her story on the road.
Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk is inviting you to help end the stigma of mental illness by raising awareness and funds for mental health. By empowering and engaging communities across Canada, we can work together to make a difference.
Clara’s Big Ride
Clara starts her inspiring 110-day journey on March 14th in Toronto, cycling 12,000 kms and visiting 95 communities along the way. Reaching every province and territory, Clara’s Big Ride is about connecting the country to the mental health conversation and inspiring Canadians to make a difference in their workplaces, schools, and communities.
Raise funds for YOUR mental health charity of choice
Get involved with Clara’s Big Ride by making a difference for the mental health cause that matters most to you. Enabling you to easily discover and raise funds for any mental health charity in Canada is a key goal for Clara’s Big Ride. That’s why Bell has selected Chimp as the official fundraising platform powering Clara’s Big Ride.
Use Chimp’s social fundraising tools to help rally your friends, family, and community to support mental health today. Your fundraising page is quick to set up, simple to share, and makes raising money a whole lot more fun.