Cameco Steps Up for Mental Health
Step Up for Mental Health, powered by Cameco in partnership with Brainsport was a tremendous success in 2019. The inaugural event, held on May 11, 2019, featured two components:
- A 5K/10K run/walk through Saskatoon’s scenic river valley with live bands, unprecedented course atmosphere and a post-run concert at the Delta Bessborough Gardens
- An evening of inspiration featuring musicians and celebrities, hosted by #SickNotWeak founder and TSN broadcaster Michael Landsberg.
Quite simply, Step Up for Mental Health is about making a difference for a cause that touches us all. Did you know that 49% of Canadians feel they’ve suffered from anxiety or depression but have never sought help?
How does it work?
Every dollar of the Run/Walk entry fees, plus a matching amount from Cameco, is directed to the Cameco Fund for Mental Health established through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. These funds will be disbursed annually to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health.
In 2019, $400,000 was raised and distributed to 21 projects in 12 Saskatchewan communities. To learn more, please visit www.stepupsk.ca.