Students cycle to support Nunavik suicide prevention
Donations raised through GoFundMe will go towards Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre
Students in Nunavik’s school board are seeking donations for a cycle-a-thon in support of mental health.
On Feb. 4, the group from Kativik Ilisarniliriniq will take part in an indoor cycling event along with students from Montmorency College and John Abbott College, where the event will be held.
Called “Cycle to End the Cycle,” the event takes place during Suicide Prevention Month.
The funds raised by student cyclists will go toward the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre. A new facility is underway for the centre in Kuujjuaq that works with people from across Nunavik to recover from trauma and addiction.
The students will cycle from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the event will include traditional music and wellness activities, with a focus on mental health awareness.
Donations can be made at their GoFundMe page: https://ca.gofundme.com/f/ne7rw-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help