Since the launch in May 2016, #IWillBeOkay ‘Fight Against Depression’ Awareness Campaign is entering its third campaign with #IWillBeOkay Trail Hike, a mind and physically challenging engagement activity that Fiona, the Founder of the campaign had in mind for her fellow supporters.
#IWillBeOkay Trail Hike Group Photo
#IWillBeOkay Fight Against Depression Awareness Campaign was initiated to educate and create awareness on mental illness as well as to encourage those who are suffering from depression to seek the help they need.
Fiona is the beautiful lady in pink
“The idea came as I want to spread out the message that everyone who is battling with depression to be aware that they have the ability to get better and that they are not alone. Sweaty, mind and physically challenging event like this helped me in so many ways therefore I want others to experience it as well. The event targets to gather all walks of life regardless whether they may or may not suffer from depression. You don’t need to be depressed to join the event. It is all about spreading the awareness that one should acknowledge the issue if they have it and seek help before it is too late”, said Fiona.
#IWillBeOkay Trail Hike was held on Saturday, 11th March 2017 at Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara. Registration was closed at 36 confirmed participants, with 30 of them showed up at the event day and changed into #IWillBeOkay Trail Hike microfiber dry fit T-shirt in orange, while the crews were donning a green color T-shirt. Black Box Events, a sports event management company was engaged as technical consultant for the trail as well as to lead the pack through the entire hike. Participants were divided into two groups – running and hiking. Approximately 4km was covered in 1 hour 40 minutes.
Upon returning to the meetup point, all participants and crews were treated with healthy breakfast meal specially ordered from Meraki Kitchen. Each participants then went home with a goodie bag from PUMA Malaysia and Sunplay.
Thank you Fiona for the effort in #IWillBeOkay and held the meaningful campaigns for the past one year. I hope with the love and care, everyone could be happy and stay away from depression.