7th Annual Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk supports programs promoting youth mental health

Youth mental health charity CameronHelps is gearing up for its 7th Annual Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk happening Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Port Credit, Ontario.

The Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk has grown significantly over the past seven years and this year organizers are expecting to sell out with 750 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 register early online at www.unbreakable5k.ca  If there are any spots left for the 750 participant-capacity event,  ‘day-of’ registration will start at 7:30 a.m. with the run beginning at 9:00 a.m.

“This is the seventh anniversary of our run, and so much has happened with our charity over this short time. The support from Peel and Halton schools has been tremendous- -this year there are over 1,000 students in the program from more than 40 schools,” says David Harris, Founder of CameronHelps.

Those who register will receive a huge multi-coloured finisher’s medal, a sweat-wicking event shirt, and pancake breakfast for only $35. The breakfast, sponsored by the Erin Mills Kinsmen, starts at 9:30 a.m. following the run at the Port Credit Legion (35 Front Street). Breakfast tickets for spectators are available for purchase at the door or online for only $10.

The charity is still looking for volunteers for race day for those who would like to come out and help with the event. Contact volunteer@cameronhelps.ca.

 

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 40 Team Unbreakable teen run programs in Ontario through their program partners and this includes a research partnership with McMaster University.

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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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