Annual Mayor’s Luncheon
On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, Mayor Michael Fougere will be hosting the annual Caring Place Luncheon in Support of Mental Health. Since 2014, the Mayor has actively supported this event, which is a major fundraiser for The Caring Place.
This year’s speaker is none other than Patch Adams, a medical doctor, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. As a doctor and teacher, he urges medical students to develop compassionate connections with their patients through humour and play, which he sees as essential to physical and emotional health. He will speak about caring for yourself and the ones you love, an important message that epitomizes the motto of The Caring Place: “There is always a way to find purpose, passion and joy and The Caring Place is here so that you never need to walk that journey alone!”
Adams’ story became well known when Robin Williams portrayed him in a movie of the same name. Sadly, Williams, after bringing hope to so many others, succumbed to the hopelessness of depression himself. The Caring Place seeks to help people find a place of refuge and helps to inspire new hope for anyone facing life’s challenges.
The Caring Place has a 27 year history of serving the Regina Community. Nestled in the Cathedral Village, The Caring Place provides more than 5,000 hours of counselling per year for individuals, children, couples, families and groups experiencing depression, relational challenges or other personal issues. The Caring Place has a sliding fee structure, based on income, serving all individuals – including those who would otherwise be unable to receive counselling and support.
To Sponsor this event or to purchase luncheon tickets contact us via email, visit thecaringplace.ca/mayors-luncheon or call 306-347-2273 and for more information about The Caring Place go to thecaringplace.ca.