Run for Rose Mental Health Fundraiser

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Photo by Christopher Oldcorn

On Friday evening, Catalyst Fitness held a 5K Run to celebrate the life of Rosemary Baldwin. The event raised funds for the Sault Area Hospital Mental Health Unit.

Rosemary loved to run. As an active member of the Sault Stryders running club, Rosemary embedded herself into the local running community. Speaking with members of the club, many had fond memories of Rosemary. 

Her fitness journey led her to walk through the front doors of Catalyst Fitness. She became an active part of the Catalyst Fitness family. Rosemary exited this life too early.

Miranda Stadnisky Mayhew, the owner of Catalyst Fitness, feels it is important to keep the memory of Rosemary Baldwin alive and bring attention to reaching out if you are experiencing feelings of depression. 

There are many ways to get help for mental illness. Miranda wants people to know that reaching out when feeling depressed is the way even if it is a friend or workout partner.

About 30 people took part in the inaugural Run for Rose. All wore glow sticks to show there can be light in the darkness. 

The Run for Rose will be an annual event raising money for the Sault Area Hospital Mental Health Unit.