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Step up to Support Mental Health

The Ismaili Walk was founded in 1992 by the Ismaili Muslim Community of BC to raise awareness and funds that further the mandate of partner organizations. This year, the Walk has partnered with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to raise awareness and funds to support their efforts in providing vital mental health resources in the community. 10% of the proceeds are assisting the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division’s “Living Life to the Full” program.

Since its inception, the event has raised over $4.25 million in support of local community organizations including hospitals, food banks, the Vancouver Public Library, Simon Fraser University, Habitat for Humanity, the Crisis Center of Greater Vancouver, United Way, the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Cause We Care House.

When:
Sunday, September 18, 2016Starts at 11:00am
Where:
Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley ParkView map

Did you know?

  • At least 1 in 5 people will experience a form of mental illness during their lifetime
  • A third of these Canadians do not seek help or get the help they need
  • Just 50% of Canadians would tell friends or co-workers they have a family member with a mental illness, compared to 72 % who would discuss a diagnosis of cancer and 68% who would talk about a family member having diabetes
  • About 1 in 8 young people in BC will experience a mental illness at some point
  • Mental health problems are often considered the leading health problems that young people face from infancy to young adulthood

Contact Us

To learn more about the walk, please email us at ismailiwalk@vghfoundation.ca, or call 604.875.4676