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Shoppers Drug Mart and CMHA to kick off “Ride Don’t Hide” with founder Michael Schratter

posted May 22, 2013, 11:53 AM by Will Martin
(May 20, 2013) 13 communities across BC will pledge to turn out at least 7,000 to ride their bikes on June 23 to support the mental health of women and their families

Vancouver, BC – To launch “Ride Don’t Hide”, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and its sponsor Shoppers Drug Mart are holding a rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m.

At the rally, riders will hear from “Ride Don’t Hide” founder Michael Schratter who, in 2010, rode 40,000 km around the globe to raise awareness for mental health issues. This is the first year the community ride will be held province-wide, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Shoppers Drug Mart. Schratter will share his personal story of battling bipolar disorder and encourage the public to sign up. After, the riders will participate in a ceremonial ride down Hornby St.

Representatives from Shoppers Drug Mart and CMHA will also be on hand to talk about the ride and the goal of bringing out 7,000 riders and raising $400,000 for mental health programs benefiting women and their families.

  • When:   Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. (Ceremonial Ride to begin at 10:45 a.m.)
  • Where:  Vancouver Art Gallery (stairs at Robson St. and Hornby St.)
  • Who:     Michael Schratter, founder of “Ride Don’t Hide”; Bev Gutray, CEO of CMHA BC; representatives from Shoppers Drug Mart.

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