CALGARY — Graham President and CEO Andy Trewick’s 5/5/5 Moving for Mental Health, an initiative to build awareness of the positive impact physical activity has on mental health, is taking place until Sept. 16.
The company more than doubled its initial fundraising goal by raising $200,000 to provide mental health resources for youth and adolescents on both sides of the border.
Over the last two months, Trewick has been training to run five kilometres in five days across five Graham locations to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness in the United States.
He was in Toronto Sept. 12, Denver Sept. 13, Seattle Sept. 14, Vancouver Sept. 15 and Calgary Sept. 16.
Five Graham corporate partners: Borden Ladner Gervais, headversity, RBC, Travelers Bond and Zedcor Security Solutions, donated sponsorship money to offset expenses to ensure 100 per cent of the donations go directly to the charities.
“I’m not a serious athlete, but I am serious about physical and mental health. We’re all on our own mental health journey,” said Trewick in a statement. “At Graham, we’re committed to helping our employees build healthy and happy lives. The mental health and psychological safety of our workforce, partners and community is a critical focus area across our company. We believe an investment in wellness is essential to ensuring our employees’ best performance and their overall wellbeing. If living through a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that mental health matters and affects everyone no matter who they are.”