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CA$465.64 Goal: CA$1,000.00

My Story…

If I make my goal of 1:10 for 10k I'm hoping for you to double your donation. My experince with mental health has been very up and down, just like my mood disorder Bipolar II. I'm so lucky to have had the support from my doctors, especially Dr. Nave and the late Dr. Robin Menzies, my many counselors and, most importantly, my support team of friends and family.

I think often of the people in my life who have suffered, and continue to suffer, with mental illness. Mental illness runs in my family and I think often of my uncles who suffered from mental illnesses. I think of my friends who I have lost to mental illness. I think of Janis Joplin, Jimmie Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, & other brilliantly talented people who were haunted by mental illness. I run for all of these people. I share my story to end the stigma so that we can talk about mental illness the way we talk about diabetes, openly and with compassion rather than judgement. We've come a long way and we have more to go.

Donate to help Crystal raise money for Step Up for Mental Health’s fundraising campaign.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
May 14 Ashley Wold CA$27.60
May 13 Pat Drews Congratulations Crystal! CA$27.60
May 11 Margaret Clarke CA$54.31
May 11 A friend Congrats on your run today! CA$54.31
May 11 Tina Thorsteinson CA$27.60
May 11 Debra Coderre Way to go Crystal!!! CA$27.60
May 11 Margaret Clarke Very proud of you, Crys! Have a great run tomorrow! CA$54.31
Apr 24 Nicole Eramian Undisclosed amount
Apr 19 Tina Thorsteinson CA$27.60
Apr 13 Lee Leachman ? CA$27.60