Depression is a disease that many people around the world suffer from, and we are trying to raise awareness about the danger and concern it can cause for loved ones. This is the third year that our team at Noble Insurance will be sponsoring the Defeat Depression Run in Collingwood, Ontario, and our goal is to raise a minimum of $6,000 to support community health organizations. Many of these organizations provide support, services, and resources to our friends and neighbours who are suffering from depression.

The race will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2014. In addition to raising awareness and money to support community health organizations, we also hope to reduce stigma associated with mental health disorders, promote discussion, and provide information about how to cope with depression. You can visit this website to register for the race, and you will receive a link to your own customizable fundraising page, where you can encourage your loved ones to get involved, as well.

After you personalize your page, pass the link around to everyone you know. Millions of people across the globe have a personal connection with depression, whether from their own experience or that of a friend or family member, so a lot of people will want to get involved with this initiative. If you aren’t able to fundraise or run, we would love for you to volunteer your time by handing out water cups, assembling packets, or helping out in other ways. Help us by spreading the word about this important event, and we hope to see you there!