Reach Your Peak for Mental Health
Over the last two years, our mental health and resiliency has been significantly put to the test. From being distanced from our friends and family, losing loved ones, and being faced with changes to life as we know it. There is no doubt that this has taken a toll on our mental health as a society. The conversation should now be louder than ever; let’s speak up about mental health challenges and advocate for mental health initiatives in our community.
At RYP Naturals, we believe physical and mental health have a strong connection and it is important to prioritize them both. We are Nicola and Courtney Small, two sisters and founders of RYP Naturals, also known as Reach Your Peak. We have a passion for running, eating natural foods, hanging out with family, spending time outdoors, and being business partners. It brings us the utmost joy to participate in these activities together and involve the community when possible. We aim to strengthen this connection by providing consumers with all-natural products so that you can ‘Reach Your Peak’ potential every day.
Looking for an excuse to get active, meet local companies and people within your community while supporting an awesome cause?! Come join RYP Naturals on September 11th at Pearce Estate Park, Picnic Site 1 at 9am for a 10km run or walk or wheel! The fee for this race is $50, but you are welcome to give more as the proceeds will be going directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region’s YouthSMART program. CMHA Calgary’s YouthSMART Initiative (Youth Supporting Mental Health and Resiliency Together) integrates mental health learning opportunities in local schools and youth community groups. Operating for over a decade, and reaching close to 25,000 young people each year, YouthSMART provides mental health education, proven to generate an awareness of mental health topics, combat stigma, and encourage appropriate help-seeking behaviours amongst Calgary and rural area youth.
The event will begin at 9am and you can take this at your own pace! If you have a furry friend that doubles as motivation, please bring them along and RYP will be supplying their ‘RYP Pet Treats’ afterwards! Once we are all nice and sweaty, all the participants and attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with community members and receive various discount codes, samples, and beverages from local, Canadian companies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get active and get involved in supporting a great cause! If you’re not able to attend, please consider donating to this cause, your support does not go unnoticed. Let’s help create a world where Mental Health is HEALTH too.
Want to join us on September 11th for the event, whether you are running/walking/wheeling or just attending the “after party”?! Please sign up here: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/63219/reach-your-peak-for-mental-health
Unable to attend but would like to donate anyway?! Please donate here. OR sign up and run it virtually! Send us your virtual pic, we’d love to see it!