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Youth leaders empowered to create mental health change with Scotiabank Charity Challenge

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Jack.org’s presence in the endurance community underscores an important link between physical activity and mental health for its many youth leaders across Canada.

The Canadian charity “aimed at empowering youth to revolutionize mental health”, has been strongly partnered with various initiatives in the endurance sports world almost since its inception. Recognizing the important relationship between physical activity and mental health, the charity is involved in several large sporting events across the country — including the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

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Team I Will aims to raise $200,000 for Toronto Rehab Foundation at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

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In just a few short years, Toronto’s Robert MacDonald has built a large community around the mantra that kept him going when things got difficult. In December of 2012, MacDonald suffered major injuries — including a dislocated spine — after he lost his grip and fell three stories off a balcony in Mexico. Paralyzed, he was airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital and doctors gave him a 5% chance of walking again.

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