Ms NCCU to host a massive Mental Illness Walk, in efforts to break the stigma surrounding that disease
A new component for this year's National Queen Pageant is the requirement that queen contestants engage in activities to promote their platforms. In this respect, Ms NCCU, Jade Romain, has chosen "Mental Illness" as her platform for the Queen Show, to be held on 24th February 2017.
As one of the activities to stimulate awareness, and fight the stigma associated with mental illness, Ms NCCU has organized a health walk on Wednesday 1st February 2017 from 5:00pm.
The Walk commences at the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau. The route is to Lindo Park via the Goodwill Link Bridge, down to the Pottersville Savannah, and then back to the Bayfront.
Proceeds from the Walk will be utilized solely in the campaign to improve public knowledge, in all aspects of mental health, and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. An invitation is therefore extended to the general public to Walk for Mental Illness. A small registration fee of $5.00 per person is solicited.
For further details, everyone interested can contact Ms Romain at email@example.com. Participants are kindly asked to wear a white T-shirt and something green, this being the universal colour for mental health awareness.
In the words of Ms. Romain, "Mental Illness is real. It impacts us all. Join the Walk, and take a step towards breaking the silence, and breaking the stigma"
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