Run for Mums Organizers Among Ace Burpee’s Most Fascinating Manitobans

I’m a little late on this one but wanted to mention it anyway. In his 2013 list of “100 Most Fascinating Manitobans”, Ace Burpee named the four organizers of the inaugural Run for Mums, an event to raise awareness of postpartum depression.

34 – 31) Ashley Tully, Eddie & Brenda Marion-Gerula and Jenn Wittick

From the extreme sadness of the passing of Lisa Gibson and her children, rose “Run for Mums.” These four individuals organized the walk/run in support of Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba as a way to raise awareness of postpartum depression. I was there, and it was honestly one of the most well-run and pure events I attended this year. People were free to speak openly on PPD, and it felt like the hundreds and hundreds of people who showed up were all in it together. It was therapeutic and uplifting in a time of great sadness.”

The event raised almost $14,000 for the Mood Disorders Association of MB. According to the Run for Mums facebook page, there will be another race this year, on September 10, 2014.

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