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Greater Toronto
$275,000 Goal
101% of Goal
$278,466 Raised

Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted, nationally, by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health while raising essential funds to support mental health programs in our community.

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You don’t even know them, yet you changed their life… boosted them up and guided them in a bright direction at the key moment when they may have lost their way… lost all hope. ‘Sam’ is a youth from Richmond Hill who one day stepped onto the MOBYSS Youth Mobile Mental Health Clinic. Sam hadn’t had a proper medical check-up in years and reached out for help. Sam began to open up to the nurse practitioner, but not about his physical health, but about the struggles Sam was having with his mental health. Sam wrestled with the stigma that is associated with mental illness. He had anxiety. He felt he did not fit in and it seemed he had nowhere to turn. Sam was thinking of taking his own life.  After building trust with the Nurse Practitioner and then talking for hours, Sam felt listened to and developed a plan of self-care, one that met his needs and gave him a glimmer of hope. Sam began counselling sessions weekly and continues to make progress. So much so that he has been able to find a meaningful job through the CMHA employment program. Because of the wide range of services we provide, and as a result of people like you who care about the community and take the time and energy it requires to give back, Sam got the help he needed.

On behalf of this youth who now has a future to build on we say THANK YOU!

Each MOBYSS visit costs $250. We need your support to continue to provide mental health support to so many struggling youth. Did you know that 75% of all adults report the onset of their mental illness in adolescence? Each $250 raised could potentially make the difference in saving a youth's life like Sam.

RIDE, RUN, OR WALK FOR SOMEONE LIKE SAM.

Volunteer Now

SEE YOU ON SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

Registration is open

5KM ride/run/walk  - $55.00

20KM Ride - $55.00

60KM Ride - $60.00

**NEW 100KM RIDE** - $100.00

Register on your own or as a team. Share with us who you're Riding, Running, or Walking for!

Registration includes: Breakfast, your choice of route, BBQ lunch, entertainments, awesome swag, and of course a t-shirt.

Routes

100KM 60KM 20KM 5KM

Volunteer - There's something for everyone!

People-Focused Volunteers Good fit for friendly, energetic folks with great communications skills, and who aren't fazed by a crowd. You'll help with rider check-in, food prep, cheering, and staffing rest stops. Site-Focused Volunteers You help to ensure the ride site is organized, clean, and easy to navigate. A good fit for folks who are comfy lifting heavy objects, good with tools, and willing to go above and beyond.
Safety-Focused Volunteers These volunteers help make sure riders stay safe along the route. Volunteers in these roles drive follow cars, assist with traffic monitoring, and track rider progress along the route. Ready to take the plunge? Volunteer Today at: https://goo.gl/forms/UDztgZiOlThtzEIo2. If you're a student, yes this counts towards your community hours!

Schedule

7am & onwards:  Registration and Breakfast Open

Routes programming:

100k departs 7:30AM; Warm - Up at 7:15am

60k departs 8:30AM; Warm – Up at 8:15am

20 & 5k departs 9:30AM; Warm – up at 9:15am

5k Run & Walk departs 10AM; Warm – up at 9:45am

Lunch to be served 11 – 1:30PM

Entertainment 1st set 11AM, 2nd set 1PM

Ceremony/celebration noon


Where does all the donation money go?

Ride Don’t Hide raises awareness and funds that make a significant impact in our community!

  • MOBYSS -  Mobile York South Simcoe (pronounced mo-bies) is Ontario’s first mobile health clinic for youth ages 12 to 25. MOBYSS travels to where youth are in York Region & South Simcoe! You can learn more about the bus at www.mobyss.ca
  • Housing Support - to assist even more people in the Toronto area with safe, affordable living, offering them independence and increased opportunity to work.
  • Grants - to provide further educational and entrepreneurial bursaries to individuals on the path of recovery in Toronto.
  • Holiday Gift Program - to provide up to 6000 individuals in Toronto who feel isolated during the holidays with gifts, companionship and hope.

For more information and event sponsorship please contact:  Heather Croft, Director of Philanthropy


Top Fundraisers

Anonymous$88,805.00
Judy Brunton$21,172.67
Anonymous$17,031.55
Beth Beattie$11,340.00
Susan Mendes de Franca$10,075.00
Jim Eliopoulos$5,521.00
Natasha Bronfman$4,463.00
Team Timbo$4,205.00
KCFITT$3,510.00
Patrick Tallonn$3,500.00
Rebecca Shields$2,710.36