Upcoming events in Halton, Ontario
Run for Women
What is the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for WOMEN?
The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women event in Oakville will benefit the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital’s Mental Health Department. OTMH’s mental health team includes approximately 120 staff and 20 psychiatrists, providing support to more than 1600 women annually, including 150 girls (17 and under.) OTMH offers care and treatment for people in our community struggling with anxiety, depression, mood and panic disorders, eating disorders and other mental health related illnesses.
To register today or for more information, go to www.runforwomen.ca
- 5k walk or run
- 10 run only
- 1k Little Steps (ages 12 and under)
- Saturday May 25, 2019
- Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Living with mental health challenges is hard; living with the stigma and lack of tools to manage mental health challenges is even harder. Each year, we bring awareness and raise money for women’s mental health programs in local communities while advocating the general positive affects of exercise on mental health wellness. Studies have shown that women are three times more likely than men to suffer from depression. Research indicates that one in four women will experience some form of depression in their lifetime. With millions of women bravely facing mental health challenges every day, we need your help to create a positive impact in their lives while using exercise to manage your own general mental health wellness. Did you know that PET scans indicate that running can increase the level of serotonin in the brain, which is a key treatment for depression1? Can you imagine celebrating this with hundreds of women at the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women! Join US? We think you should.