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June 18 Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k run preparations in full swing

If you haven’t marked it off on your calendar, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k walk and run on June 18 in beautiful Port Credit.

To register, go here and sign up as a team, family, or individual. Proceeds from the event go towards Team Unbreakable youth mental health programs. The $40 registration fee includes an event run shirt, medal for finishing, pancake breakfast and swag bag.

The run starts at 9 a.m. but please come earlier so you’ll have time to park your car and get oriented.

This year the organizers expect over 10 schools, health clinics and youth community groups to attend along with parents, fathers (of course) and members of the community. Traditionally more than 400 participants turn out for the event.

“We’ll have new blue shirts for the runners this year and a different finishers medal which is always popular especially with anyone completing their first 5K,” says program coordinator Keara Gillis. “This is a great event we’re all looking forward to as it celebrates all the hard work and training of the Team Unbreakable participants.”

(Pictured below l to r:  Program coordinator Amanda Overholt, Executive Director Carl Worrell, Program Coordinator Keara Gillis, Program Coordinator Nils Blondin and Program Manager John Knox (with friend).

Program coordinator Amanda Overholt says there is a lot of behind the scenes work applying for permits, ordering equipment, getting donations and promoting the event. “It’s all worth it. The event brings the Port Credit community together and brings awareness to youth mental health and youth mental illness.”

Adds Keara, “We couldn’t do this without fantastic volunteers. They help with set-up, registration, cooking, serving, route set up, clean-up and much more. Team Unbreakable relies heavily on support from volunteers – and really appreciate everyone who comes out to help!”

One new aspect of the event is the Unbreakable Patron Program.  People can contribute to help pay the entry fee of a student who may not otherwise be able to participate in the end-of-the-year goal event. “We want to create an opportunity for all youth to be able to participate. So by encouraging sponsors to donate, we can cover full or partial costs for some youth,” says Amanda.

Planning for Spring Runs in full swing so register now and start training!

Team Unbreakable runs have expanded this spring so you have even more opportunities to join a team and start training! You can sign up for one or all of them now at our registration website. All runs feature a finisher’s medal and breakfast.

New this year is a Toronto-based spring run June 11, 2017 at Coronation Park (across from the CNE). But first off the mark is the Mississauga Marathon run events (from 5, 10, 21 or 42 kilometre lengths) which are held May 6 and 7th. Join our Team Unbreakable crew and raise money for youth mental health programs.

During Children’s Mental Health Week, we partner with the Halton school boards and organize a Mother’s Day weekend run which is on May 13.

Finally, there is the original Team Unbreakable run, the Father’s Day 5k in Port Credit which happens on June 18. All of the location, times, fee information is on the registration website. If you have any questions, though, contact us at info@cameronhelps.ca.

OFT Grant for community-based programs in Halton-Peel

Coming on the heels of a successful Father’s Day 5km run in Port Credit recently, CameronHelps announced that thanks to a two-year, $138,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, it can now expand Team Unbreakable community programs into Halton and Peel.

“Team Unbreakable is an important initiative that supports many young teens with their physical, emotional and mental health. This tremendous program provided by CameronHelps offers our youth greater opportunities to set themselves on a path to lifelong wellbeing. I am delighted that the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will help expand this community program in the Halton-Peel Region and I thank the organizers for servicing our young people with care”, said The Hon. Charles Sousa, MPP Mississauga South.

Amanda Overhold has joined CameronHelps as the new Team Unbreakable Halton-Peel Community Coordinator and can be contacted at Amanda@cameronhelps.ca

The Team Unbreakable program includes a professional curriculum dealing with mindfulness, motivation, coping strategies, goal setting, stretching, nutrition, biomechanics and more, extending the benefit significantly.

Based on the popular and growing high school initiative run by CameronHelps, Team Unbreakable is directed at community-based organizations such as service clubs, non-profits, church groups and summer camp programs. Funds from the Foundation’s grant will be used to help with staffing and program costs.

“This programming will allow the charity to reach youth in summer when school is out and reach youth that are not in high school, such as those who might be working full-time or who are at university,” said CameronHelps CEO David Harris. “We see a lot of opportunity to partner with other organizations that cater to youth and to further demonstrate that physical health for mental health can make a difference in the lives of our young adults,” added Harris.

One of the leading grantmaking foundations in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities: www.otf.ca.

Register now for 8th Annual Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k

CameronHelps is gearing up for its 8th Annual Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk happening Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Port Credit, Ontario.

The Unbreakable Father’s Day 5k Run/Walk has grown significantly over the past eight 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.

Those who register will receive a shiny huge finisher’s medal, a sweat-wicking event shirt, and pancake breakfast for an early bird price of only $40. The breakfast, sponsored by the Erin Mills Kinsmen, starts at 9:30 a.m. following the run Breakfast tickets for spectators are available for purchase at the door or online for only $10.