Thank you for your support! I am running for Stella’s Place, in memory of my daughter, Breana. We lost Breana to suicide in 2017. Three weeks before she passed she was in a mental health crisis, brought to hospital and released within hours with no resources or treatment plan. The following day, we searched for other avenues for treatment and found Stella's Place. When we went to visit, Breana felt welcomed right away. She was excited to learn about their walk in programs including the art studio and yoga, and the open cafe to sit and get to know the staff and others facing similar challenges. She felt empowered, as her treatment would be choosen by her. Ever so unfortunate, Bre discovered Stella's Place too late in her journey, however I know from Bre, the way her face lit up when we left Stella's Place - that they have created pathways for young people to survive and thrive.
ABOUT STELLA'S PLACE: They ensure young people get access to the help they need to get well, stay well, stay out of the hospital and live well. They are the Future of Mental Health: a new era where people aged 16 to 29 can access the help they need—when they need it. Located in downtown Toronto, Stella’s Place offers free, welcoming, inclusive, barrier-free access to programs and services that support young adults in their wellness. They offer a unique model where young adults can choose the programs that they decide is a fit for their recovery. Simply put, no other organization does what they do. To find out more about their programs, visit stellasplace.ca or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Last year we had 15 runners on our team and we raised over $10,000 of the total $80,000 raised for Stella's Place. This year we have twice as many runners (31 runners!) and we hope to at least double the money we raised.
Thanks again, so much, for your support.
Individual Goal: $2,500.00
Individual Raised so far: $3,040.00
Team Name: EasyBre-ezies
Team Goal Total: $13,500.00
Team Total Raised: $18,005.00
|Elizabeth McGroarty||Have a good run! I'll be cheering you on.|
|Jackie Moher||Hopefully I can run in 2020!|
|Kevin Turner||A great way to keep Bre's memory alive and to help others like her|
|diana leshuk||Have a great run!|
|Kimberlee, Dale, Sydney & Avery Harrison||I’m loving memory of sweet Breana. Run Martha!|
|Mary Ann Gallacher|
|Anonymous||Sending you our love and support ??|
|Anonymous||For Bre, for you, for somewhere for love to go|
|Nancy Seto||Happy to support a great cause.|
|Michelle Kelly||$50.00||Run like the wind, my friend!|
|Susan MacDonnell||Have a terrific run|
|Gus Osorio||$100.00||Have a great run. This year I will come and cheer you guys on.|
|Dorothy, Mark Kruszynski|
|Rebecca Gewurtz||Our thoughts are with all of you!|