My Life My Adventure
Overcoming Mental Illness One Summit at a Time. My mission with this project is to simply help people understand that mental illness, is just like any other disease. That no matter our life challenges, our past or our fears, everything is possible one step at a time. I wish to help people find a balance in every aspect of their lives so that they can live happier lives. My dream is to climb the seven summits. The seven summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. To reach the summit is considered a challenge of mountaineering. To this date in 2019, about 420 people have successfully completed the challenge. Of these, only 18 are Canadians. It is a physical, mental and financial challenge that demands a lot of courage, determination and perseverance. I had the pleasure in 2018, to summit Mt Denali 6190m (Alaska, USA) and Mt Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa). My next objective is to climb Mt Elbrus (Russia, Europe) 5642m in August and Mt Aconcagua 6962m (Argentina, South America) in December 2019. Through my adventures and travelling, I am learning so much about myself and life. I believe that we all have a mountain to climb. We have to remember that is not all about the summit, but it is the journey to get there, that really matters. I am now offering conferences (school, corporate and general public) to raise mental health awareness and to promote the power of the dream and passion. My goal with my presentation is to inspire the population to reach out for help and to live the life of their dreams. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to make a reservation. My fundraising goal is to raise the symbolic amount of $43,319, which represent the total elevation of the 7 summits. We all know someone who is dear to us, and who has or will have mental health issues at some point in their lives. Together we can make a difference and help people in need. All donations will go towards supporting the Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region. Sincerely Jean-Francois Dupras.
Please visit the link below to help Jean-Francois raise awareness and donations for the Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region.
Winter Warmth Campaign
Thank you for your interest in our Winter Warmth Campaign in support of CMHA Calgary's Street Outreach and Stabilization Program. If you would like to donate towards our Winter Warmth Campaign by sponsoring ONE OR MORE SOS Kits, simply multiply the number of kits you would like to sponsor by $20 and enter that total dollar amount in the donation amount. For example 10 kits X $20 = $200. Enter $200 in the donation amount. Stresscase will fulfill the sponsored kits and deliver them to the CMHA Calgary’s SOS Headquarters. You will receive a charitable donation tax receipt if you add your contact information at the time of your donation. Please understand that this kit is available as a donation to CMHA Calgary only. These SOS kits will be distributed to homeless individuals in Calgary. Stresscase also is donating 5% of proceeds from its self-care gift collection https://stresscase.ca/collections/winter-warmth-stresscase. Sponsors of the SOS Kits are eligible for a $10 credit towards your purchase. To claim your offer, please email us directly karen (at) stresscase.ca. Thank you for supporting this important initiative and for making Calgary a warmer place for everyone to live.
Music For Minds
I will be hosting a cabaret night with performances by local musicians and where speakers will share their own mental health stories. My goal is to raise awareness on mental health and how music can create survivors. The money raised will go towards supporting the programs at CMHA Calgary.
BAC Hockey is proud to host August 12-15, and 19-22 a Jr. Prep Camp for hockey players in the Calgary area that will be attending junior camps in the following weeks. The prep camp will consist of a series of cross ice small area games for players.
Our hope for the camp is to work with players, and ensure they are prepared for camps they are attending in the following weeks.
In our hockey community, the stigma of mental illness is alive, and very present. So, BAC Hockey is hopeful by joining forces with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region we can do our part to help normalize hockey, and mental illness just a little bit more. Let players know it’s ok, and they are not alone in their journey. I am hopeful this partnership will provide players an opportunity to just gather further awareness on the resources that are available to help them if they ever need.
Through our player registration, BAC Hockey will donate 5% of the proceeds back to CMHA Calgary for further mental health initiatives.
Your Body and Mind Wellness
Promoting mental wellness one massage at a time!
Massage therapy have many benefits. They are known to lower cortisol levels, which determine how the body responds to stress, and anxiety. It is also believed that touch releases hormones in your body that create a positive emotional reaction, helping to put your mind at ease and improving your mood.
I am promoting body-mind wellness and self care by encouraging people to take at least 60 minutes of their time for themselves to mentally and physically unwind.
Body & Mind Wellness will be donating $5 to CMHA Calgary Region for every massage treatment booked on October 14th, 2019 to May 4th, 2020.
Please visit https://www.bodyandmindwellness.ca/ for further information.