As seen by one of our Sashbear walk volunteers
Toronto – Sunday May 29th. 6:45 am. Lynn, Mike, and a bunch of Sashbear volunteers are meeting on the Lakeshore for the Walk. We have been working for months in preparation for the event. The day has finally come!
We get the brooms, cleaning products, paper towels, and latex gloves out, and we enthusiastically start the day. The tables in the registration gazebo are now clean and we cover them with an orange plastic cloth. Orange is our colour, one of Sasha’s favorite colors. It brought sunshine to her darkness.
The stations are ready – Pre-registrations, walk-ins, volunteers table, sandwich boards carriers, t-shirts, water bottles, team flags, door prizes, promo and donation tables, speakers’ corner, a photography “booth” with a bench and a big white bear… we are all set to go!
Your support makes a difference
With the money raised from this event, we are disseminating the importance of early prevention, life coping skills, and a more compassionate validating environment for everyone. We are bringing awareness and support to communities through our school talks, workshops, and conference networking sessions. Here are some of the efforts that your donations will help fund:
- Family Connections in Toronto and expansion throughout Canada
- Borderline What? – a message of hope School Talks
- Social Emotional Learning STEPS-A DBT skills in Schools Pilot Research Study
- Future events to raise awareness
- Capacity-building projects such as DBT training