Coast 2 Coast - Because Your Life Counts
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Martin Spriggs is cycling across Canada to fundraise for YLC to provide support for veterans struggling with mental health problems. Marty knows the strain of life in the military. It's a demanding career that provides immeasurable learning and at ... More ...

Martin Spriggs is cycling across Canada to fundraise for YLC to provide support for military personnel and veterans struggling with mental health problems and to also help their families cope during their toughest times.

Marty knows the strain of life in the military. It's a demanding career that provides immeasurable learning and at the same time can leave a lasting legacy of challenges...he knows the human cost from first hand experience.

There is a battle on the home front for the precious lives of Canadians in the military and civilian populations. 4,000+ Canadians die each year to suicide. The problem is this battle is being waged largely in silence – it's a battle against suicide AND a battle against stigma. The Your Life Counts organization has been working on the front lines since 2000 to bring attention and resources to a vital group of Canadians.

Marty is going Coast 2 Coast this summer in support of Your Life Counts. Along with education and awareness, Marty is aiming to raise or exceed $15,000 for Your Life Counts and the YLC Military Directorate.
Marty spent the first fifteen years of professional life as an infantryman and paratrooper in the Canadian Army. During these years, he served in West Germany as a member of NATO's standing army, completed United Nations peacekeeping operations in Cyprus, Croatia and Bosnia and was a member of the allied coalition during the first Gulf War.

How you can help?

If you have a Twitter account, you can raise awareness using the hashtags #wheresMarty and #YLCMD.

Encourage Marty at the Facebook page - Coast 2 Coast because Your Life Counts, let him know you have supported him with your Fundrazr donation.

Most importantly you can donate financially to the life changing work of YLC http://www.yourlifecounts.org/support-ylc/donate

Tax receipts can be issued for all qualifying donations.
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About Your Life Counts

YOUR LIFE COUNTS (YLC) is a critical resource, for military personnel, veterans, youth and families struggling with overwhelming life situations and trauma that may lead to suicide. Through our unique outreach tool the "Online Lifeline" and extensive life affirming resources, YLC saves lives! YLC is also passionate about creating and promoting leading edge, life-affirming strategies to meet the demands of individuals who are in need, including, ongoing support, education, research, empowerment, training and advocacy through its resources, alliances, and programs worldwide. http://yourlifecounts.org/

Founded in 2000 Your Life Counts, a registered Canadian charity, has the endorsement of The Mental Health Commission of Canada among others and had a catalytic role in the initiation and development of federal Bill c300 working with Harold Albrecht MP and other Parliamentarians. CRA #13589-1257- RR0001.

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