Puck Off Mental Illness

$31,166 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 298 people in 17 months


 

 

My Story

My name is Kyle Patterson from Calgary, AB. I have suffered from mental illness for most of my 24 year life. Anxiety and depression took over my life at one point and there is no worse feeling than that. A lot of my anxiety came from food allergies and I would always be on edge or afraid of having an allergic reaction. This led to me missing classes and social events for many days in a row. Depression followed soon after. I missed out on countless opportunities in my life due to this. There would be days and sometimes weeks when I didn’t have the strength to leave my own bedroom. This all being said, things are going better for me due to the support of family and friends. The reason the fundraiser is called “Puck Off Mental Illness” is because I found that going to the hockey and lacrosse rink and playing sports with my friends was the best escape from the anxiety and depression.  What I will be doing is a fundraiser to raise awareness and money for those who suffer from mental illness. I will be walking from Vancouver to Calgary and during this long walk I hope to raise as much awareness and donations as possible to help fight against this disease.

Purpose

As I stated above, the purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and donations to help fight against mental health issues. Raising awareness is much more important than people think. It helps those who suffer from this disease realise that talking to your family and friends is one of the best ways to beat the disease. Whether you suffer from an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, or any other nasty thing, talking is an amazing part of being happy and healthy. Individuals need to know that there is always someone to talk to and that people care for them. By walking from Vancouver to Calgary, I hope to inspire those who are struggling with mental illness to speak up and tell loved ones that they are seeking someone to talk to.

Donations

Your donations will be sent to the Canadian Mental Health Association in support of those who suffer from mental illness. ANY DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AND MUCH APPRECIATED.


How to get involved


To get involved you can visit my website at kylepatterson12.wixsite.com/puckoff to donate and learn more about the cause. Another great way to get involved is to forward this letter to loved ones and friends to help spread the word about the fundraiser and increase awareness about mental illness.

Thank you very much for your kind consideration.


Website: puckoff.org

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JW
$50
Jamie Wensley
13 months ago
SM
$50
Sandra McConachy
13 months ago
KP
$100
Keith and Wendy Palmer
14 months ago
$50
Colleen Wadstein
14 months ago
SM
$100
Stacy Mitchell
14 months ago
RB
$500
Rick Braund
14 months ago
WA
$100
William Ard
14 months ago
$100
Kathy Elliot
14 months ago
LM
$300
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