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2012 Peace of Minds Walk for Schizophrenia

Posted by DreamSharer on May 27, 2012

Today was a reminder to me that no reward is greater than the satisfying feeling you get when you give your best unselfishly for others, especially for children and individuals suffering a psychiatric disorder like Schizophrenia. To do something so simple but great at the same time to support those who need you; how amazing is it to work for a cause when you know you are needed and when you know you are appreciated?

Fundraising events and other humanitarian volunteering opportunities apply that special touch, that extra smile and willing pair of hands to help make the difference needed in your community and every community.

Today I was able to give the greatest gift of all, my help by doing a walk for hope. All I had to do was spare a little time on a Sunday morning and share a little of myself with the world.

It’s a great feeling to know that your contribution is helping so many people. I enjoyed today’s event although it was a big challenge for me to raise any money but I know with all my heart that even that $20 I raised will do something to help those people who needed my help. Fundraising events always present you with a good team spirit and lots of fun too. I feel very privileged to have attended today’s SSO Peace of Mind’s walk for Schizophrenia which will benefit the people who are in so much need.

I am passionate about why we need to fund-raise and volunteer in our society, ultimately it is to help save lives.

Programs like the Peace of Minds Walk depend on volunteers like us whose help is essential to the cause they are fighting for. Volunteers help the SSO raise thousands of dollars each year and help in many different ways, from giving talks to running merchandise stalls at various events. I hope I will be able to participate again at the Peace of Minds walk and hopefully to be able to help ensure raising the necessary funds, reaching my fundraising goal next time and provide the support that the SSO needs to continue providing such vitally important and life saving services.

I have always had a passion for helping people and doing something like today’s fundraising event is just so fascinating. I truly found the walk I did this morning very refreshing and more fulfilling than anything else and I felt that I was truly making a difference even by doing something small like that. All day today, I kept hoping to be able to inspire as many people as I can through my walk to support the SSO to continue their counseling and community programs and their research, etc. for those suffering a lifetime of schizophrenia!

I kept in my mind all day that, charities rely on the goodwill and generosity of the public to keep running and that is what kept me going through the day despite the challenge of my team not being able to raise much funds but I realized that the Peace of Minds’ walk is fortunate that so many people support it in many ways especially to be there on location on a Sunday morning with their children to walk and raise money for those in need. The park we walked through was packed with couples, people, children and whole families who joined to walk together hand in hand to help support those suffering with schizophrenia.

Having the opportunity to feel that you are part of something rewarding and charity-related that really does make a difference to society and to people’s lives is truly something very special and worth committing to.

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