|By PR Newswire||
|January 20, 2014 01:30 PM EST||
- Corporations, media, sports teams and competitors alike join in support of Canadian mental health and the Bell Let's Talk campaign
- Bell Let's Talk Day is January 28 - learn more at Bell.ca/LetsTalk
MONTREAL, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - With 8 days to go until Bell Let's Talk Day on January 28, Bell thanks the many leading Canadian companies and associations helping to spread the word about Canadian mental health.
"All of us on the Bell Let's Talk journey appreciate so much that these great Canadian organizations from across the spectrum have stepped up to promote the national conversation about mental health on Bell Let's Talk Day," said Clara Hughes, Canada's six-time Olympic medallist and national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk. "Together, we're all working to reduce the stigma around mental illness with frank, open and inclusive discussion. On January 28, please join us in talking about mental health!"
Encompassing Canada's leading media companies, major-league sports teams and associations, and Bell partners and competitors alike, this broad group of organizations is providing a range of platforms for the Bell Let's Talk message, including TV, cinema, radio, newspaper, out-of-home and online advertising, rink boards at major sports arenas, promotional events, and media coverage dedicated to enhancing Canadian mental health:
- Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
- Banff World Media Festival
- Basketball Canada
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada
- CBS Outdoor
- Calgary Stampede
- Canadian Armed Forces
- Canadian Curling Association
- Canadian Media Production Association
- Canadian Olympic Committee
- Canadian Paralympic Committee
- Canadian Soccer Association
- Cineplex Inc.
- Festival d'été de Québec
- Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
- The Globe and Mail
- Lamar Advertising
- La Presse/Gesca Limitée
- MLSE - Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
- Monster Media
- Montréal Canadiens
- Montréal en Lumière
- National Basketball Association
- National Hockey League
- National Newswatch
- National Post/Postmedia Network
- Ottawa Senators
- Pattison Outdoor
- Rogers Communications
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Toronto Raptors
- Toronto Star/Torstar Corporation
- Twitter Canada
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In addition, more than 150 Bell community and mental health partners, as well as chambers of commerce, colleges and universities across Canada are helping spread the word through events, social media, websites, and newsletters.
Bell Let's Talk Day is January 28
The fourth annual Bell Let's Talk Day, set for January 28, 2014, invites Canadians to join the conversation to help end the stigma around mental illness.
Bell Let's Talk Day 2014 is supported by a major national promotional and education campaign featuring Clara and fellow Bell Let's Talk spokespeople Stefie Shock, Michel Mpambara and Seamus O'Regan. They're joined this year by new Bell Let's Talk ambassadors from across Canada - former NHL star Joé Juneau, CFL veteran Shea Emry, musicians Robb Nash and Matthew Good, and standup comic Kevin Breel.
On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents for every text sent, mobile call and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share of the Bell Let's Talk Day image. Bell's donations are made at no extra charge to Bell Let's Talk Day participants, though normal long distance or text charges, if any, apply. To date, Bell has already committed $62,043,289 to fund Canadian mental health programs based on its original $50 million commitment and participation in Bell Let's Talk Day since 2011.
To learn more please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk
Thanks to partners in Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk
We also thank our National Partners whose support is powering Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk - Aimia, BMO, Canadian Tire, Cisco, CTV, Lundbeck, President's Choice and Samsung.
Beginning March 14, Clara will set out to ride around Canada in support of local mental health initiatives by community groups, schools and other local organizations in every province and territory. Clara's 110-day journey by bicycle will span 12,000 kilometres and visit 95 Canadian communities, concluding in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1, 2014. For more information, please visit Bell.ca/ClarasBigRide.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca
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