At the same time, need for mental health programs and services is surging during the pandemic. The mental health toll of self-isolation, economic downturn, and unprecedented stress and uncertainty is very real and can be devastating. Our communities need our leadership and guidance more than ever.
In order to offer solace through community and connection, physical and mental health-positive activities, and a sense of belonging and contribution, Ride Don’t Hide is offering a virtual event experience.
For the month of June, we’re asking you to Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually. Get involved by riding outside, riding inside or riding in spirit to bring mental health into the open, wherever we are. Ride Don’t Hide shows the world that we don’t have to stand side by side to stand together for mental health.
Even in isolation, no one rides alone.
What is RIDE DON’T HIDE, VIRTUALLY?
Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually is an online-only peer to peer fundraising initiative. Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually asks riders to sign up online, then spread the word and raise funds for mental health programs and services. Riders are encouraged to ride outside, ride inside, or ride in spirit while taking care of themselves—physically and mentally. Through email, social media and ‘events’ that are livestreamed or broadcast online, Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually aims to facilitate a sense of agency, wellness, connection, contribution, community and belonging.
About Ride Don’t Hide
Ride Don’t Hide is an annual, nationwide community bike ride that brings mental health into the open while raising essential funds for mental health initiatives. Each year, participants and supporters all across Canada help raise almost $2-million for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
When you ride with CMHA-NL, you help raise funds for the Newfoundland and Labrador division, which means we can help even more people in Newfoundland and Labrador by building and maintaining the programs and services we offer. Learn more about what CHMA-NL does here.
Why should you ride?
In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness. But did you know 5 in 5 Canadians (that’s ALL of us!) have #MentalHealth that needs to be cared for and protected? Ride Don’t Hide is a chance to bring mental health into the open, raise critical funds for vital mental health programs, and connect – to your own mental health, to each other, to our community, and to the national movement for mental health!
Ride for you. Ride for someone you love. Ride for #MentalHealthForAll.
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