6th Annual Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk supports programs promoting teen mental health

Teen mental health charity CameronHelps is gearing up for its 6th Annual Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk happening Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Port Credit, Ontario. Register here today!

The Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk has grown significantly over the past six years and this year organizers are expecting over 500 participants from across Ontario, many from the Team Unbreakable youth run programs held at Peel and Halton Region High Schools.  The run starts and finishes at the Port Credit Lighthouse (105 Lakeshore Rd. West) and follows a picturesque route along the Mississauga waterfront trail. Participants are encouraged to pre-register on-line at www.fathersday5k.ca if there are any spots left event day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the run beginning at 9:00 a.m.

“This is the sixth anniversary of our run, and so much has happened with our charity over this short time. We are expanding our programs all across Ontario, we have research support from McMaster University The support from Peel and Halton schools has been tremendous and we expect even more teen participants this year,” says David Harris, Founder of CameronHelps.

Those who register will receive a huge 6th Anniversary finisher’s medal, a technical event shirt, and special Father’s Day breakfast for only $35. Families or groups of four or more that register are only $25 each.  Following the run is the popular breakfast at the Port Credit Legion (35 Front Street). The breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m. and additional tickets are available for purchase at the door for only $10.

About CameronHelps:

CameronHelps was founded by David Harris in 2005 after the suicide death of his son Cameron, who was 19 years old. The Unbreakable Father’s Day 5K run/walk is a major fundraiser for the charity, which has three main objectives: teen mental health advocacy, youth outreach and clinical support.  CameronHelps’ has over 30 Team Unbreakable teen run programs in Ontario through their program partners and this includes a research partnership with McMaster University. In 2012, the charity initiated a pilot project with both Peel School Boards to develop the Team Unbreakable high school run program.

 

David Harris has been a featured speaker at the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention (CASP) Annual Conference. Harris is also a regular speaker at high schools, parent groups and Team Unbreakable teen run groups.

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For more information, images or to schedule an interview, please contact:

John Knox, Program Director , tel: 416 937 5890,  johnk@cameronhelps.ca

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