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Third Annual Walk for Courage – July 20th 2024

Owen Sound, ON — The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce is thrilled to announce the third annual Walk for Courage will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024. This event is more than just a walk; it’s a source of hope, a testament to resilience, and a powerful statement of community solidarity.

In 2019, the Courage family experienced an unimaginable tragedy when they lost their oldest son, Jeffrey, to suicide. This heartbreaking event underscored the urgent need for comprehensive mental health services and greater awareness. Determined to prevent similar tragedies and honour Jeffrey’s memory, the Courage family, in partnership with CMHA Grey Bruce, established the Walk for Courage in 2022.

Jeffrey Courage

The Walk for Courage brings us together in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. It provides a space for individuals to walk in memory of loved ones lost to suicide or in honour of those who have survived attempts, thanks in part to the vital support they received. While we walk in remembrance and sorrow, we also walk in solidarity and hope.

Funds raised during the event directly support essential mental health programs through CMHA Grey Bruce. These include the Friends and Neighbours (FAN) Club for young children, the Let’s Talk program for teenagers, and the Talk Today initiative, a partnership with the Owen Sound Attack hockey team, which focuses on mental health among athletes. The walk also supports training in Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone), and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), all aimed at equipping community members with the skills to recognize and act on mental health crises effectively.

This collective action promotes a supportive network that both commemorates those we’ve lost and celebrates the resilience of survivors. Every participant, every story shared, and every dollar donated fuels this crucial cause, helping to extend a hand to those in the darkest of places.

We invite you to join us in the Walk for Courage, where we honour the memory of Jeffrey and others lost too soon and celebrate the lives of those who continue their story. Your participation sends a powerful message of hope and support, ensuring that no one has to face their struggles alone.

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Register here: 3rd Annual Walk for Courage Registration

Together, we can transform grief into action and loss into prevention, building a legacy that reaches far beyond our own lives.

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