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Glencoe man to run 1800 kms to raise awareness for Rural Mental Health issues

Sandra  Thorne

By Sandra Thorne

Search Foundation is excited to start the Run 4 Rural Mental Health on October 14th, 2012 at 1 pm. The 60 day, 1800 km run will begin at Search Community Mental Health Services in Strathroy, Ontario and end in Miramichi, New Brunswick. We were approached by a local runner, Mike Kerrigan, who said he was planning this run out to New Brunswick to visit his son and that he wanted to run on behalf of a local charity.

We were thrilled to learn he decided to run on behalf of Rural Mental Health as he had a connection within his own family. Nine years ago, Mike’s son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and while his son’s story has a happy ending, the family went through many hardships along the road to health.

Mike hopes to raise awareness for Rural Mental Health through his run, as well as raise funds. We are proud to be presenting this momentous event and hope you will join us in supporting Mike’s journey.

You may visit us online at the run4rmh website and learn more about Mike Kerrigan and his son’s personal story of triumph. Donations are gratefully accepted online through the website, or at the Search office at 21 Richmond Street.

Together we can make a difference.

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