Women & Wellness: March 16th 2013
We invite you to an afternoon of heart-moving stories, laughs, comfort, and art therapy in support of The Canadian Mental Health Association Simon Fraser Branch. Women and Wellness has free admission, with no dress code and a cash bar*. Guests will be treated to delicious snacks and sweets whilst enjoying a keynote sharing, round table discussions, and an art therapy session just to name a few activities. Donations of any size are welcome and there will be a silent auction for those interested.
*Guests must be 19+years of age.
Date & Time: Saturday, March 16th 2013 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Place: Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam, Ballroom, 405 North Road
Attendance is only by RSVP. Please note that seating is limited.
Reserve your seat by registering by March 11th, 2012 at www.womenwellness2013.eventbrite.ca
CMHA Simon Fraser is proud to have Dr. Corrine Ropp, Director of YOU Seminars Inc., as our motivational speaker for the event.
Check back for more updates and information on our speakers and activity leaders!
Women & Wellness® proudly sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart is a unique and popular event that supports the important work of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is a social awareness/fundraising event concerned with removing the stigma of mental illness by engaging women in conversation about how mental health issues affects them, their families, and their friends. The event is designed to unite and empower women- reaching out to those who are affected by a range of mental health issues and concerns; whether they are experiencing these issues personally or acting as an advocate for someone who is not in the position to advocate for themselves. Women are usually the frontline caregivers to those with mental health issues, and the Women and Wellness event acts as a forum to promote learning, healing, and discussion to lessen the stigma. All proceeds raised from the Women and Wellness events go to CMHA programs that support people with mental illness, their caregivers and to educating the public on mental health issues.
Women and Wellness started as a grassroots initiative in the home of a New Brunswick woman whose brother committed suicide after struggling for many years with bi-polar disorder. She was vocal about the tragedy that had befallen her family and because of that outspokenness found that many others in her community had experienced similar tragedies, but struggled on alone due to the stigma associated with mental health.
“Through education and encouragement we hope to see a society in which mental health and mental illness is discussed openly and in which those requiring help feel empowered to ask for it” says Helen MacDonnell, Founding Chair of Women & Wellness. “We will take the first steps toward this by harnessing the incredible power that is created by hundreds of women determined to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.”
Please view the event invite for more details.
If you have any questions, please contact: Jamillia Wong at 604-516-8080 or email email@example.com
Shoppers Drug Mart has chosen women’s health as its core cause making it the only Canadian company to dedicate its resources to improve the health of Canadian women in BODY, MIND, and SPIRIT. Please visit the Shoppers Drug Mart website to learn more about their women’s health initiative.