Local Youth Launches 2nd Mental Health Campaign

"Burst Your Bubble" Challenge Aims To Collect 2.2 Million Pledges

With $126 000 in fundraising already under his belt, local high school student Zach Hofer has announced the launch of his 2nd major mental health campaign.



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#mysomethingness Raising funds and awareness for youth struggling with their #mentalhealth @ourladypeace

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Two years ago, Zach set out on his first mission known as “Zach Makes Tracks”. Over the course of 29 days, Zach biked, ran and walked to Ottawa to raise awareness and funds for youth mental health. Not only has his campaign sparked important conversations with the public, but also with our Prime Minister and other dignitaries.

Zach is passionate about advocating for youth mental health and inspiring our leaders to make mental health a priority. After his success with the first campaign, Zach decided to create a new way to continue is fundraising efforts.

Introducing “Zach Makes Tracks 2.0” – a new mission to inspire 2.2 million pledges in support of Youth Mental Health across Canada.



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‪The stage is set… BIG announcement Monday, March 18! ‬ ‪#YouthMentalHealth ‬

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Zach’s goal of 2.2 million pledges is to represent the 2.2 million youth in Canada. He has created the “Burst Your Bubble” Challenge and getting involved is incredibly easy! All it takes is two simple steps:

1. The Challenge:

Blow and burst your best bubble. Post your pic or video on social media using the hashtag #BurstYourBubbleForYMT. Tag @ZachMakesTracks and challenge three people to ‘one-up your bubble’.

2. Make Your Pledge:

Register and make your pledge at www.zachmakestracks.ca.

$1 =1 PLEDGE. Every dollar that is registered as a donation counts as ONE pledge.

3. Bonus:

One group from each province and territory will be selected to host a ZMT supported event on May 7th, 2019 — National Child & Youth Mental Health Day — which will include: a visit or video message from a celebrity and national media coverage.

Selected groups will also have the honour of choosing a local mental health initiative to receive a generous portion of the funds raised.

For more info on the “Burst Your Bubble” challenge, click here.