On March 24th, over 200 cities
around the world will gather at "Tweetups for a cause",
is pleased to host Twestival Local, a Twestival with a different
spin. Instead of supporting one global cause, we get to partner with
a local non-profit and really make our fundraising efforts count
close to home.
What your ticket gets you:
- Admission to Twestival Local 2011, Ottawa's largest tweet-up to
date, at Daly's in The Westin Hotel
- Photo area to get a professional avatar picture take
- A chance to mingle with your Twitter friends
- A Twitter demo area for those who haven't caught the bug yet
- And best of all - a contribution to a very worthy local cause
100% of Twestival's ticket and live & silent auction sales
with all other proceeds) will go to
The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.
We will also have on site a DIFD
Foundation team that will be selling the famous purple DIFD
bracelets, pins & other items.
When you think that one in five
individuals will be affected by mental illness at some point in
their lifetime, it is easy to understand why the Foundation team
is so dedicated to working with key stakeholders, volunteers,
donors, patients and their families to make a difference.
The stories of mental illness and of finding wellness are
everywhere - they are in the faces of fully contributing members
of our society, of healthy workplaces, and of families who find
new life through hope and healing.
They are stories that speak in a whisper of journeys from
despair to hope, from isolation to community and from fear to
peace of mind.
From supporting a colleague's recovery from addiction, to
freeing a student from the paralyzing fear caused by panic
attacks, the benefits of mental health care are everywhere.