Hello, my name is Neil Hamell and I am about to walk across Ontario, through more then 33 cities and towns and over 1100km.
The main objective here is to raise awareness for
mental health and poverty.
These 2 issues go hand and hand together and they severely effect and damage the lives of many in our communities. Statistics now show that 1 in 5 Canadians struggle with some form of mental illness and a person is almost 3x more likely to develop such illnesses in the poverty community. What this means is ether someone you work with, a friend, a family member, or a loved one somewhere is dealing with this fact and, possibly even yourself. Thankfully however I do see our government officials, health centers and community organizations stepping up efforts to tackle this rapidly growing problem but we can’t leave it just up to them, specially when it effects us all so deeply. That’s why I want to do my part in helping our communities deal with the twin scourge of poverty and mental health issues. As I walk across Ontario I hope that you will support and contribute what you can. Of course even if I knew your strengths and weakness, your yearly income or time schedule I still couldn’t tell you what to give or do, I don’t even have a magic list of things that need to be done! All I know is what I can do to help raise awareness and hopefully inspire more people to do whatever it is they can.
You too can help, I believe we could manage this if everyone just give 1 dollar or 1 hour of their time.
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something…and together we can do anything!
I hope you can support me and follow my journey across Ontario as I attempt to raise awareness in a positive and entertaining way. I can’t do it without support so please help me, help us. Thank you
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