SN650 along with our sister station NEWS 1130, have partnered with the Coast Mental Health Foundation to bring the 23rd Courage To Come Back Awards straight to British Columbians’ living room, with a 30-minute commercial-free live stream on CityNews1130.com on May 29 at 5pm.
Hosted by Olympian, former Vancouver Canuck goaltender, and Mental Health advocate Corey Hirsch, the Courage To Come Back Awards Gala will celebrate the inspiring journeys of five recipients, each of whom have overcome extraordinary adversity to come back, and who give back to their community.
There are five categories: Mental Health, Addiction, Youth, Medical & Physical Rehabilitation.
The event, which usually takes place in a ballroom, is the main opportunity for the community to raise funds for Coast Mental Health. Over the last 23 years, the Awards have celebrated 134 recipients and have raised nearly $20 million to support people living with mental illness.
As a critical link between hospital services and our communities, Coast Mental Health provides housing, support, and employment programs and services for individuals affected by mental illness, making lasting recovery possible. Each year, thanks to the generosity of donors, Coast Mental Health provides essential services to over 5,200 clients living with mental illness, so they can find their meaningful place in our communities – a place to live, a place to connect, and a place to work. It is a critical part of the medical eco-system.