Funds raise walk for Mental health


The Canadian Tamil Congress announces that funds raised through our 4th Annual Tamil Canadian Walk-a-thon will benefit the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation will be held on 16th of September.

About CAMHCAMH offers hope and solutions for individuals and families. As Canada’s premier mental health and addiction teaching hospital, CAMH combines care with innovative research, education and health promotion to transform lives. Mental illness affects us all: · 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime · The lives of people with mental illness are 20 years shorter than the national average · 20% of people who have a mental illness also struggle with an addiction · Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canada’s young people · Mental illness is the number one cause of workplace disability in Canada. Every day, half a million Canadians are absent from work due to mental illness and addictions · Mental illness costs the Canadian economy a staggering $51 billion annually, including direct medical costs, lost productivity, and reduced quality of life For more information about CAMH, please visit: For more information about how you can join the Canadian Tamil Congress for our 4th annual Walk-a-thon, please visit:, call (416) 240-0078 or email The Walk-a-Thon will be taking place When:September 16th, 2012 Where:Thomson Park in Scarborough Please sign up online to register and collect pledges


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