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Lacombe Memorial Centre

5214 50 Avenue

Lacombe, AB T4L 0B6

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Thanks in advance for supporting our Annual Fundraising Campaign Kickoff! We look forward to spending an exciting evening with all of you!

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See Me, Not My Illness is more than just the name of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA’s) 2019 Fundraising Campaign Kickoff.

See Me, Not My Illness is representative of the wish of approximately 42,000 Albertans living with schizophrenia who want to see an end to the stigma and discrimination they encounter in finding employment, housing and other aspects of daily life.

Schizophrenia is a treatable brain disorder and recovery is possible. SSA is dedicated to supporting those living with schizophrenia and their families as well as creating community awareness to combat stigma.

The Annual Fundraising Campaign Kickoff is our main fundraiser of the year with a goal to raise $125,000 to support programs offered at our 6 branches, online and our 3 supportive housing facilities.

Our guest speaker for this year is Clint Malarchuk, the man behind NHL's ultimate survival story. Enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner, live music, raffles, a live and silent auction, wine cork pull, cash bar and more!

About Clint Malarchuk- for many hockey fans, the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Clint’s name is the shocking accident from 1989. While goal tending for the Buffalo Sabres, a collision with another player led to a skate blade slicing Clint’s neck, severing his carotid artery. While such an incident would be traumatic for anyone, what most people don’t realize is that Clint had suffered from mental illness long before the accident. As a child, he struggled with undiagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Today, Clint has found a number of different ways to take action when it comes to his mental health. Making a difference for others has been one of Clint’s main focuses over the past several years. Clint will share his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story in an effort to help us end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may be affected as well.

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