On May 30, 2020 I will be participating in the SHOPPERS LOVE You Run event.
I am running in memory of two amazing women and friends Bobbie Laine Sayer and Meredith Van Groningen (Sayer).
Bobbie was vibrant, someone that was known for her amazing smile, bubbly personality, infectious laugh and one of my best friends from childhood. Bobbie struggled with mental health from her teens onwards but always retained hope to be able to maintain it and live a ‘normal’ life. Unexpectedly, Bobbie passed in May 2019.
Meredith, Bobbie’s older sister, was a constant support and best friend to Bobbie and great friend to me. She was a loving wife and mother, known for her good heartedness, never speaking ill of anyone and her hilarious impressions. Meredith had mental health challenges in her life but managed them well through her dedication to family. Unfortunately, with the loss of Bobbie, Meredith chose to take her own life three months later.
The SHOPPERS LOVE You Run event is a run for Women in Support of Women’s Mental Health Programs at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton an organization I am proud to work for. With your support and donation we will make strides in reducing stigma, opening dialogues about mental health and supporting much needed programing.
To DONATE or JOIN our team (SOS Save our Sisters), you can register by visiting: www.runforwomen.ca
Bobbie Laine Sayer (1986/04/22-2019/05/15)
Meredith Van Groningen (Sayer) (1984/01/28-2019/08/06)