Why giving back is important

A few weeks more than a thousand people gathered at Salon 1861 for an unforgettable evening. Six year ago, the Let's Bond committee presented by the Royal Bank of Canada started their annual ball series and with perseverance, class and ingenuity this year marks their record-braking year with more than 250 000$ raised for mental health. More precisely The Mental Illness Foundation’s Partners For Life program. This program aims to work with teens, parents and school staff to be present to any signs of depression and also to give enough info as to where to go for help. The education starts with the perception people have, create a sense of amawareness and stop the stigmatization around mental illnesses like depression.  It is a common issue that we should stop ignoring because that 'ignorance' causes lives. The Siberian-Chic theme of the night filled with perfomances by singer Valerie Daure and music by Toddy Flores was perfect. It was important to mention and congratulate everyone who came together for this beautiful cause. Today more than even it is important to come together with respect and give back. See you at the next edition!

 

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