Into the Summit for Mental Health and Wellness - Raising Funds for Canadian Veterans Suffering from PTSD and Other Forms of Mental Illness
The fourth annual Into the Summit for Mental Health and Wellness is a fundraising campaign and caving expedition with the goal of raising awareness and support for Canadian veterans and their families suffering from the devastating consequences of PTSD and other forms of mental illness. All proceeds will be used to fund non-clinical therapies for veterans and their families.
By: PPCLI Foundation
On Sunday October 24, campaign participants will venture into the Rat's Nest Cave – a wild, undeveloped cave under Grotto Mountain near Canmore, Alberta. Formally recognized as one of Canada's Historic Places in 1987, the cave was once home to a rich variety of animal species. At over 4km long, Rat's Nest is one of the longest caves in Canada. Exploring this cave involves climbing, crawling, sliding, wiggling and squeezing through water-worn passages past ancient cave formations and bones.
All of the 32 participants are raising funds to join this adventure. Proceeds will be used to fund non-clinical therapies for military veterans and their families. Over $150,000 was raised from the 2016, 2017 and 2019 campaigns – during which participants climbed to the summits of Mount Buller and Mount Farquhar in Kananaskis County, and through Rat's Nest Cave. For further information, please visit:
About the PPCLI Foundation
For more than 100 years, soldiers of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry have been serving Canadians with honour and distinction. The PPCLI Foundation was founded to ensure that the legacy of our proud military history lives on in future generations. The Foundation serves the needs of the families of our fallen soldiers and veterans and their families, especially those who have suffered as a result of their service to Canada and Canadians.
About Canmore Cave Tours
Canmore Cave Tours offers year-round, rain or shine, caving experiences in Rat's Nest Cave – a wild, undeveloped cave under Grotto Mountain. Located near Banff and Canmore in the beautiful Canadian Rockies the cave is one of the longest caves in Canada. The company's tours of the Rat's Nest Cave include a mix of adventure, education, physical and psychological challenge, and just pure fun.
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