TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Sashbear Foundation is proud to announce
its first walk to raise awareness on Borderline Personality Disorder.
BPD is affecting up to six percent of the population yet hardly anyone
is aware of this disorder.
Sashbear Foundation was created in memory of Sasha Menu-Courey, who died
by suicide at the age of 20 after suffering from BPD. Sasha's parents,
Lynn Courey and Mike Menu, together with close friends, started the
foundation to promote early diagnosis and remove the stigma surrounding
The Toronto based Sashbear Foundation is making waves on mental health
through talks across North America at schools and conferences. "About
ten percent of people with BPD die by suicide," said Lynn Courey. "This
has to stop."
The Borderline Walk is sponsored by Herzing College, located in Toronto
Eaton Centre, and supported by CAMH.
"The Borderline Walk is an important step to raise awareness, eliminate
stigma and increase much needed funds to support research and treatment
of BPD," said Dr. Shelley McMain, Head of the Borderline Personality
Clinic at CAMH. "Lynn Courey and Mike Menu and the Sashbear Foundation
are leading the way by rallying community support for those with BPD
who struggle to find adequate care and resources."
The Borderline Walk takes place on Sunday morning, May 26th at Sunnyside
Park, Toronto. Walkers will start between 8-10 am on Sunday, walking
along the boardwalk overlooking lake Ontario by Sunnyside Beach.
Register for the Borderline Walk and find out more about BPD at www.Sashbear.org.
SOURCE: Herzing College Toronto
For further information:
Brian Banks - Community Relations Coordinator
416.599.6996 ext. 3220