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Martin Bauman
Amount Raised
$1,175.00
Fundraising Goal $750.00

My Message

Like many, I’ve felt the impact of mental illness close to home. I’ve seen so many people dear to me suffer in silence -- from family, to mentors, to my closest friends. I’ve been that person, too. It doesn't matter where you come from, what job you have, how old you are, or how much money is in your bank account. Mental illness can affect any one of us, and we all have mental health.

In 2016, I set out to ride across Canada to further the conversation around mental health and raise funds for vital community mental health services. Over the course of three months, I rode over 7,000 kilometres from Vancouver to St. John's, meeting hundreds of people along the way with their own stories to tell. I witnessed tremendous strength in friends and family opening up and sharing their journeys -- strength which continues to inspire my own journey to this day.

I've also been able to spend time at the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington branch and see the difference that funding can make. I've met countless people within the organization whose passion shines through each day, sat at meetings when decisions are being made about how best to make a difference in the community, and heard the stories of resilience and recovery from those who have used CMHA Waterloo Wellington's services. Those stories continue to amaze me.

By participating in Ride Don't Hide, I hope to encourage others to keep pushing and seek help where they need it. No one is too small or insignificant, no matter how they feel. We've made tremendous strides in the past several years, but funding provided to mental health services in Ontario still lags behind our province's spending on physical health. Let's make sure that no-one is left behind. 

On June 24, 2018, thousands of cyclists will come together to celebrate mental health for all Canadians while raising $1,700,000 for mental health programs and services – and I will be one of them.

Thank you for your support!

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Waterloo Wellington

My Team

Martin is part of Team Awesome Sauce
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My Supporters (14)

Marg and Ron left a message
Jun 6, 2018 6:59 PM
Have a good ride Martin!
Margaret and Ron Martin donated $50.00
Jun 6, 2018 6:58 PM
Tim and Jenn Metzger donated $75.00
Jun 6, 2018 5:58 PM
Tal donated $25.00
Jun 6, 2018 3:26 PM
Jim VH donated $25.00
Jun 6, 2018 3:24 PM
Casey Mac donated $25.00
Jun 6, 2018 3:21 PM
Becky donated $25.00
Jun 6, 2018 3:04 PM
Ardith left a message
May 31, 2018 4:35 PM
You go, Martin!
Ardith Frey donated $50.00
May 31, 2018 4:34 PM
Mom and Dad left a message
Apr 30, 2018 1:55 PM
You are awesome, Martin!
Your greatest fans donated $250.00
Apr 30, 2018 1:52 PM
Arlene Martin donated $50.00
Apr 11, 2018 6:03 AM
Jay-Z donated $50.00
Mar 29, 2018 1:44 PM
Happy Donor donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2018 7:01 PM