Ottawa Twestival 2011
Supporting The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
On March 24th, 200+ cities around the world will gather at "Tweetups for a cause", called Twestival. This year, Twestival is going local, which means we get to partner with a local non-profit & really make our fundraising efforts count close to home. Ottawa's chosen charity is the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.
100% of Twestival's ticket and live & silent auction sales (along with all other proceeds) will go to The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.
When you think that one in five individuals will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lifetime, it is easy to understand why the Foundation team is so dedicated to working with key stakeholders, volunteers, donors, patients and their families to make a difference.
The stories of mental illness and of finding wellness are everywhere - they are in the faces of fully contributing members of our society, of healthy workplaces, and of families who find new life through hope and healing.
They are stories that speak in a whisper of journeys from despair to hope, from isolation to community and from fear to peace of mind.
From supporting a colleague's recovery from addiction, to freeing a student from the paralyzing fear caused by panic attacks, the benefits of mental health care are everywhere.
We can make it better.