2015 Ismaili Walk Raises $230,000 For Mental Health Care

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VANCOUVER – The 24th annual Ismaili Walk, which took place at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park on Sunday, September 20th, raised over $230,000 for mental health care.

Participants celebrated in some great wet-coast weather, alive with the spirit of service and caring for the community.

This year, the Ismaili Muslim Community of BC partnered with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division, to raise awareness and funds in support of the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Mental Family Health Centre and Living Life to the full for Youth. Over the past 24 years, the Ismaili Walk has become one of the city’s favourite family events.

The 24th Annual Ismaili Walk featured a full day of live entertainment, delicious meals, and activities for the entire family.

Since its inception, the Ismaili Walk has raised over $4.5M.

The Ismaili Walk was founded in 1992 by the Ismaili Muslim Community of BC and benefits a local organization. The Walk raises awareness and funds to further the mandate of partner organizations. To date, the Walk has raised over $4.5M for local community organizations that have included local hospitals, food banks, the Vancouver Public Library, Simon Fraser University, Habitat for Humanity, the Crisis Center of Greater Vancouver, United Way, the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Cause We Care House.