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AMHA does their part to help CMHA end the Stigma
Submitted By Corby Saltzman on Saturday, October 31, 2020
Last season the AMHA chose the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) as its charity of choice for that season.  Money raised from a variety of fundraising events that took place throughout the season, like Home and Home events and Banquets goes directly to the charity and presented at the end of the season.  With last season coming to an abrupt halt in March, we couldn't add to our total as our banquets as you well know didn't materialize.  On October 29th, we were pleased to present a cheque in the amount of 

we were pleased to present a cheque in the amount of $2,042.65 to CMHA.  


Canadian Mental Health Association, York and South Simcoe helps those living with mental health illness, and their loved ones, by offering community-based programs and services for both youth and adults. The money raised, and the money from the annual Mental Health in Motion event is used to fund mental health services not supported by the government, such as MOBYSS (Mobile York South Simcoe), Ontario’s first and only mobile mental health clinic for youth 12-25. During the pandemic services have gone virtual, and are more important now than ever before. Youth can connect with a nurse practitioner, peer support specialist, or a youth mental health worker to discuss physical, sexual or mental health issues in complete confidence. 


Judy Brunton, an AMHA member, found CMHA York and South Simcoe by accident about 8 years ago when she was looking for a ride-a-thon to participate in with her oldest son, who was 7 at the time. The fundraising she has done ever since is in honour of her extremely strong sister (who suffers daily), in memory of her brother (who was so proud of what she had done and continues to do), and cousin (who was sadly lost to suicide on Oct. 31, 2013).  She passionately fundraises for this awesome charity because she wants youth to get the help they need, and deserve.  Over the past 6 years, she has raised over $100K – and has no intention of stopping. You can view her website, for more information.

If you would like to make a donation to support youth in need, visit Donations to Youth Mental Health. To ensure your donation is recognized as part of the AMHA donation, please type Aurora Minor Hockey in the comment box before submitting your gift.


Pictured from left to right is,  Catherine Matzig, Director of Philanthropy, Joe Bentolila, AMHA President and Judy Brunton, Fundraiser for CMHA 

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