Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart program - Calgary 2020

Running Blindfolded For Mental Health
Running Blindfolded For Mental Health

Light Up The Dark (AB)

My passion for Mental Health started after my experience with sexual assault. It broke my heart to know I am probably not the only one feeling lost and desperately needing help. It is extremely overwhelming, exhausting and discouraging to search for help. I am determined to help others through their Mental Health journey. With this mission, I launched a Mental Health initiative called Light Up The Dark.

I will be running the Run For Women 10km blindfolded to raise awareness about Mental Health. 

For me, running with a blindfold symbolizes what it can feel like battling with Mental Health; alone, consumed by your thoughts, and surrounded by darkness. I hope this initiative will raise awareness of Mental Health by helping others know they are not alone, and inspire them to keep fighting to find their light.

During this run, I will be joined by an incredible group of athletes walking/running for the cause. We have mapped out a 10km route so we can run (socially distanced) along the bow river. If you want to join me on this run, contact me here: stephanie28thompson@gmail.com 

Please consider donating to help our team reach our fundraising goal. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to women’s mental health programs in our community. Together, we're going to raise some help.

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