I have recently decided to organize a team to participate in The great Stair Climb 2017, which is an event that is being organized by The mental Rescue Society in Edmonton to raise money for the Momentum walk-in counselling center. Momentum, a non profit, walk in agency, offers mental health supports and services to individuals that cannot pay for or wait for help through the health care system.
Having struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life, and not being able to afford the cost of accessing help, I am so thrilled to learn of an amazing service like Momentum and I am very excited to be able to help raise some funds to help them to continue to offer these much needed services to Edmontonians that are struggling with their mental health.
I have a team of 24 fabulous individuals that have volunteered to join me for this event. My team has people of all ages and fitness levels and together, we will climb stairs for 24 hours! This is a obviously going to be a very physically and mentally challenging event, but we will all support each other, taking it one step at a time, just as people that are battling mental health issues take it one day at a time.
I wanted to do something to help my teammates prepare physically for this event, so I am offering a series of free training camps, at the top of the stairs by the Royal Glenora in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley. The sessions will run from 6:30-7:30 pm every Monday, Starting on April 3rd, up until the event date of May 4th. Please come 10-15 minutes early to get registered!
I have received a lot of interest in these training sessions by folks that are not on my team that just want to get out and get moving for fitness. So…I have decided to open up this invitation to anyone that would like to join us. Please come out and get in on these free, fun and challenging training sessions!
Check out my Facebook page @inyourboots for more details about the location, and dates for these training camps!
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