Light On PTSD

SHINING A LIGHT FOR OVER 3 YEARS...

In 2016 we initiated an annual 24 hour cycling relay to raise awareness around post traumatic stress (PTSD) and raise funds to support those individuals and families who are currently struggling.

 

According to the National Centre for PTSD about 7 or 8 of every 100 people will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Twice as many women are effected than men. Our intention is to have the public join us during the events, connect, and ask questions. This is an opporunity to reach out for help, learn how to support someone, and demonstrate support for those living with post traumatic stress.

Why a 24 hour relay? Because those who live with PTSD struggle with it 24/7; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although PTSD is treatable the journey can be a difficult road that is often isolating, long, and dark. There is help available.

And why cycling? Because it just feels good! Good for the brain, good for the body...good for all ages!  Cycling is something you can do individually, together with a partner, or in a group.  Not to mention, exercise releases endorphins that have a positive influence on mood, decreases rates of depression and anxiety, reduces stress, improves sleep, and boosts self-esteem.

We would like to express our gratitude to all our sponsors who donated items, services, nutrition, treats, and financial donations. We couldn't have done this without you!

 

Our events are fun and family friendly!  Take a look at our past 3 events and please join us for the next one.  Stay tuned via our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to find out how!

 

2016 Inaugural Event - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

 

2017 Event - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

2018 Event - Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, Cowichan, BC

2019 Event - Cancelled due to personal reasons

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