The Fundraising Page of Henry Wong

Courageous Hope

About This Campaign

I run for a variety of reasons - one of them is to maintain positive mental and physical health. Without intentional, purposed decisions to stay mentally fit, my life would surely have turned out differently. I run for the love of running, for the challenge of accomplishment, for the determined perspective to "keep moving". I am also running for Cameron Helps and Team Unbreakable!

The goal of Cameron Helps is to reduce the stigma of youth mental illness, build awareness of the issues, and to promote the positive aspects of physical health on mental health.

My personal story has been impacted (either directly or indirectly) by mental illness, suicide, addictive behaviors since I was 17 years old. I have lost several members of our family to suicide:
Cousin (at the age of 18) in 1983
Brother (at the age of 20) in 1984
Father (at the age of 42) in 1986

I was suicidal (at the age of 18) after my brother had died and very fortunately was able to experience very positive and life changing events that have helped me to overcome all of these difficulties. I am now 51 and living life as passionately as I can! Despite...

My youngest son still deals with concurrent disorders (since the age of 17 - the past 9 years), addiction, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. He has made over 12 self-harm attempts in these past years, with numerous hospital stays, trips to emergency, psychiatric care etc...we marvel at times that he is still with us.

Ruth and I (and our family) have endured much...because we love much! We continue to stand together as a family, being as supportive as we can, having decided long ago that giving up is not an option. We understand the reality of living a life believing that we are "unbreakable". I thoroughly love this motto because of its importance, absolute possibility and undeniable necessity.

Mental health issues can be extremely debilitating - for everyone involved...but can be effectively managed, even prevented.

Help me support Cameron Helps and Team Unbreakable by financially supporting my "Courageous Hope" marathon!

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  • Toronto, ON
  • Canada
  • Time:
  • Jun 18, 2017 12:00 am to
  • Oct 22, 2017 12:00 am

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