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12th Annual Community Care Durham Walk for Mental Health Awareness was a great success!!

The 12th Annual Community Care Durham (CCD) Walk for Mental Health Awareness, held on June 10 at Heydenshore Park in Whitby, and NEW THIS YEAR also at Palmer Park in Port Perry was a great success! On this beautiful sunny morning, participants were able to walk or run a 1, 2 or 5 km path along the scenic waterfront trail at each location. The first 200 participants registered at each site received a free Walk t-shirt and gift bag filled with goodies. There was entertainment, music, children’s activities, great prizes, and after the Walk, everyone enjoyed a free barbeque lunch. The Resource and Information area had booths from local community groups, sharing brochures and information on local resources. Although the Walk for Mental Health Awareness is a fundraising event, it is also a great opportunity to raise awareness about mental illness in the community, and support those living with mental health issues. Here are this year’s prize winners:

Top Pledges from Public Participants:

Whitby: First – Lisa Belcourt; Second – Tobi McLeod; Third – Christine Choy

Port Perry: First – Bob Grills; Second – Wilma Wotten; Third – Martha Simmons

Top Pledges from CCD Staff: Barbara Catalano (Whitby); Jackie Watts (Port Perry)

Thank you to all participants for supporting Community Care Durham, and helping to erase the stigma of mental illness! Check out our “Walk for Mental Health Awareness” website for more information or call us at (905) 430-8014 or (905) 985-7784.