Graham President & CEO, Andy Trewick, to fulfill his commitment to run 5kms in 5 Graham cities over
5 days, as Graham’s 5/5/5 Moving for Mental Health raises over $200,000!
5/5/5 Moving for Mental Health, an initiative born out of Graham President & CEO Andy Trewick’s commitment to building awareness of the positive impact physical activity has on mental health, more than doubles its initial fundraising goal of $100,000. The monies raised will be used to provide mental health resources for youth and adolescents on both sides of the border.
Over the last two months, Andy has been training to run a challenging 5 kms in 5 days across 5 Graham locations to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in the United States.
“I’m not a serious athlete, but I am serious about physical and mental health. We’re all on our own mental health journey. At Graham, we’re committed to helping our employees build healthy and happy lives. The mental health and psychological safety of our workforce, partners and community is a critical focus area across our company. We believe an investment in wellness is essential to ensuring our employees’ best performance and their overall wellbeing,” explains Andy. “If living through a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that mental health matters and affects everyone no matter who they are.”
In addition to the outpouring of donations received so far, five Graham corporate partners, Borden Ladner Gervais, headversity, RBC, Travelers Bond and Zedcor Security Solutions generously donated sponsorship money to offset expenses to ensure 100 per cent of the donations go directly to the charities.
“CMHA National is inspired and thrilled by Graham and this initiative,” says Margaret Eaton, National CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association. “This generous contribution will aid in providing mental health care and support for youth, their families and communities across Canada. Our huge thanks and admiration to all who participated in the run and donated.”
“NAMI Colorado is grateful that Graham reached out to its U.S. cities where it has operations,” says Ray Ray Merenstein, Executive Director/ NAMI Colorado. “Partnerships and innovative ideas like this – along with generous donors – will provide ongoing, free, mental health support for thousands of Coloradans.”
5/5/5 Moving for Mental Health Run Schedule
September 12 – Toronto
September 13 – Denver
September 14 – Seattle
September 15 – Vancouver
September 16 – Calgary