WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, – On June 1st, the Sundial Hotel began donating $5 from every direct booking to the ENOUGH is ENOUGH campaign started by the founders of The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. ENOUGH is ENOUGH aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, while fundraising for the education, care, and resources required to combat the disease. By the end of September the Sundial Hotel hopes to raise $10,000.
Founders of the campaign and foundation, Ginny and Kerry Dennehy, are currently cycling across Canada from Whistler to Cape Spear to spread the ENOUGH is ENOUGH message. Sundial’s Owner and General Manager, David Demers, believes that this will be a fantastic welcome home present for when they’ve completed their epic 8,000-kilometre journey.
“It would be great to see the community pull together and offer support to this local foundation,” said Demers. “We all want our children to be healthy and my heart goes out to this couple who are turning their grief and personal experience into positive action by furthering mental health resources.”
Local Whistlerites, Ginny and Kerry Dennehy, lost their 17-year-old son, Kelty, to suicide 12 years ago and have been raising awareness and money ever since through the The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Another blow to the family occurred in 2009 when their daughter Riley died in Thailand after being given a lethal amount of pain medication.
The ENOUGH is ENOUGH ride aims to raise $5 million, with every dollar raised staying within the province it was given. This speaks to the Dennehy’s larger goal of having a resource centre in every province and territory of Canada. Spanning 8,000-kilometres the journey will take the Dennehy’s through 50 communities, sharing their story in each one.
The current schedule has the couple returning to Whistler on August 29, 2013 and Demers is asking the local community to get behind his fundraising initiative and celebrate the achievement of this amazing local couple.
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