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Hike the Grind to support the mind

26/08/2015

Richmond Hospital Foundation invites you to participate in the 3rd annual Grind for the Mind in support of Mental Health Services in Richmond.

Sign up to hike the Grouse Grind on Saturday, September 12 and ask your family, friends, and colleagues to pledge a donation in support of your efforts to improve mental health care services. You can also choose to start a team and raise funds together! If you don’t wish to hike, please consider pledging.

Funds raised will go towards implementing an evidence-based model of care that aims to integrate the family as part of the care team to ensure better health outcomes for patients and their family members.

We also need first aid volunteers to be stationed along the course. Please contact Vinnie Yuen at Vinnie.Yuen@vch.ca or 604.244.5112 if you are interested in helping us make the event a safe and enjoyable time for all participants.

Event overview

Event: Grind for the Mind 2015

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Start Location: Base of the Grouse Grind – 9:00 am

Finish Location: Rusty Rail – 11:00 am

BBQ Lunch: 11:30 am

To encourage fundraising, there are no registration fees to sign up. Participants will only need to pay the $10 for the ride down from Grouse Mountain.

Event background

Mental health challenges place numerous stresses not only on patients, but also their families who are often front line care-givers. Knowing families play a critical role in care delivery, Richmond Hospital’s mental health team recognized the need to integrate the family as part of the care team to ensure better health outcomes.

This vision inspired the Sandhu family to create an event to raise awareness and funds to make this model a reality and to help fund future renovations to the Mental Health Unit at Richmond Hospital. Through their business Ampri Group, they launched the inaugural “Grind for the Mind” event in 2013, where 150 people hiked the Grouse Grind and collected pledges and donations. Over the past two years, the event has raised $70,000 in support of mental health care delivery in Richmond.

Thank you for helping us ensure a brighter future for mental health patients!

For more information

Carleen Pauliuk
Director, Donor Relations & Events
Richmond Hospital Foundation
Email: Carleen.Pauliuk@vch.ca

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