Breaking stigma of PTSD

Members of the band Mocking Modesty took to the stage at Boulevard Lake on Saturday afternoon, to perform for participants in the I Run and Rock Thunder Bay event.

Members of the band Mocking Modesty took to the stage at Boulevard Lake on Saturday afternoon, to perform for participants in the I Run and Rock Thunder Bay event.

Michael Lundy, the chairman of organizing committee, said this is the “last kick at the can” in terms of outdoor festivals in city parks, before the cooler weather sets in.

“That’s why we do this in September,” he said.

“We want to break the stigma of PTSD sand its effects on people.”

I Run and Rock 2017 is a fundraising run, walk and concert in support of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness and resources. Runners took part in either a five kilometre or 19-kilometre run or walk around the lake, then returned for a concert featuring Mocking Modesty, Cajun Country Rock Band, Tea Time Drive and Canadian recording icons Harlequin as the headliner.

The event also featured a beer gardens, food and merchandise vendors, draws for signed local NHL player gear. Lundy said they expected more than 500 people to show up.

Recommended for you