Hayden, one of Cam's Kids' newest Ambassadors, recently organized a unique and successful event to raise money and awareness for mental health initiatives including Cam's Kids. By combining his passion for helping people with a specific interest in airsoft, Hayden was able to put on an event and connect with an audience that showed a great deal of support.
Hayden surpassed his fundraising goal for the event - but perhaps more importantly, initiated some great conversations around mental health, mental wellness strategies, and the resources that exist to support people who are struggling. We are extremely grateful for Hayden's efforts as well as for all of the participants who made his event a success.
"Despite some last minute challenges, Hayden’s Shooting4MentalHealth was an overnight success with a well-planned and executed 22 hour MILSIM (Military Simulation) with plenty of nonstop action. Teams from as far away as London Ontario were summoned to lend their considerable weight to reinforce the fledging government. Government forces faced stiff resistance from ‘The New Order’ with both sides applying relentless pressure and neither giving ground. Through pyrotechnics, Helicopter landings, and numerous raids, both sides engaged in a battle of wit and brawn. The real winner was Mental Health, with both Cam’s Kids and Durham Mental Health (kid’s line) benefiting from the $2,600 raised. For photo and video footage captured during the battles, civilians can go to www.shooting4mental health.com and while on the site, consider making Donation to mental health. Following the fierce battles all ‘soldiers’ returned to their homes to rest up for the next ‘epic’ battle of Zombies versus Survivors taking place October 22nd in support of Loaves and Fishes Foodbank."