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$5,000 for mental health

The Frank J. Flaman Foundation demonstrated their continued commitment to improving mental health in our community with a generous gift of $5,000. 

For over 30 years, Frank J. Flaman has personally funded and helped countless charities, both locally and around the globe. In 2005, he formally established the Frank J. Flaman Foundation to expand these philanthropic efforts. The Frank Flaman Foundation is funded by Frank’s share of the profits from the Flaman Group of Companies, as well as private donations from others.

“We are pleased to be able to help improve mental health in our community. As a physical fitness focused business we strongly believe in recognizing the importance of both physical and mental health in pursuing a healthy lifestyle.” said Rob Spencer, Branch Manager Rocky Mountain Fitness. 

Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. The stigma attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community.

“We can’t thank the Rocky Mountain Fitness team and Frank J. Flaman Foundation enough for their generous donation and continued community support. It is when community members come forward in support of mental health that we can continue to break down the stigma that is preventing people from seeking help,“ said Julia Payson, CMHA Executive Director. 

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