Eating disorders affect up to 5% of the total population and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and yet they continue to be shrouded in shame, secrecy and stigma.
Do you have what it takes to make it stop? On Sunday, June 5, a Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Gutsy Walk will be held in Swift Current at Riverside Park in conjunction with Picnic in the Park.
Gutsy Walk is a national fundraiser for the fight against the debilitating disease of Crohn's and Colitis which effects an estimated 1 in 150 Canadians. This will be the 21st year the event has been held nationally. Medicine Hat and Swift Current are no different with June 5 walks in each community.
A new fundraiser is set to begin. The Chase the Ace lottery is a jointly run effort between the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, and the Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Parrish of Swift Current.
Vision Care Clinic in downtown Swift Current presented a cheque of $7,500 to the Swift Current United Way as a gold sponsor of the 2nd annual Foundation of Hope Gala, which will take place at the Living Sky Casino Sky Centre, Nov. 5.
It’s not too inconceivable that someone walking by Conny Lole wearing a T-shirt which would have a picture of a cat on it with the words “Check Meowt”; “Meowsitgoing”, “Show me your kitties” or “I just want to drink wine, save animals and take naps” would probably make her smile.