ENWIN employee encourages mental health support and staying fit
Raises $1550 donation for Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex
Windsor, ON: ENWIN employee Brett Chaborek became involved with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) with a desire to help end the stigma surrounding mental health.
“CMHA Windsor Essex does a lot of good in our community,” said Chaborek. “I wanted to give back, so I volunteered and helped with many community events, bingos, and fundraisers.”
Most recently, Chaborek acted as an ambassador for the CMHA team participating in Miles for Meaning, a 31-day distance-based challenge supporting local charities across North America.
“I saw it as a way to get people from the community involved in something that encouraged activity,” says Chaborek. “It was also an opportunity to spread awareness of mental health and raise funds for a great cause.”
At ENWIN, Miles for Meaning was designated as a company Grassroots Initiative. This meant that the funds raised by the participants would be matched by ENWIN, effectively doubling the amount.
Participants gained points by logging their miles while running, walking or hiking through the use of an activity tracking app on their smart mobile devices.
“These points contributed to the overall CMHA team,” said Chaborek. “Every step taken mattered, as the top team in North America had the chance to win $25,000.”
Team CMHA came in 5th place overall in North America, and Chaborek says he is proud of this accomplishment. The total funds raised through Brett and ENWIN’s Grassroots campaign came to $775, which ENWIN matched for a total donation of $1550 to the CMHA.
PHOTO: Brett Chaborek delivers a $1550 cheque to the Canadian Mental Health Association.