Tamil-Canadians take part in fundraising walk
Tamil-Canadians and others in Scarborough will walk five kilometres around Thomson Memorial Park this Sunday morning for Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
The Canadian Tamil Congress has chosen CAMH as its walkathon cause this year because appreciates what CAMH does for Canadians and wants to encourage others to lend it a hand, David Poopalapillai, national CTC spokesperson said Thursday.
Another benefit in supporting the hospital is raising awareness of mental illnesses and addictions some members of the Tamil community would rather not talk about.
“Mental health is a main part of our community’s well being,” Poopalapillai said. “In some communities talking about mental health is taboo. We want to break that.”
Registration begins at the park on Brimley Road at Lawrence Avenue East at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 16 and continues for an hour.
The event, which starts at 9 a.m., is expected to draw thousands and will also feature speeches by community leaders, a barbecue and games for children.
Online donations can be made at www.supportcamh.ca/tamilcanadians