Race: SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women
Amount Raised: $2,300,000
Living with mental health challenges is hard, but we can come together to make a difference. The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women has helped thousands of women manage the challenges that come with mental health illnesses like depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-partum depression. In 2018, over $2,300,000 was raised nationally and went to support women’s mental health initiatives at local charities across the country.
It is a celebration of the healing power of a loving community, and the power of loving ourselves. Research shows that running, or any kind of exercise that elevates your heart rate for more than 25 minutes, is as effective as taking medication for mild to moderate depression and anxiety. When we come together to walk or run with friends, we discover how exercise can heal the mind and restore the soul. Our dream is for all Canadians to experience that healing feeling of exercise. By registering and fundraising, you can make a difference in your life and in the lives of those in need. Join us and prove that incredible change is possible when you LOVE. YOU. Register today at runforwomen.ca.