Sens Foundation

Sens Foundation

September 27, 2010 13:43 ET

Bell SENSational Ride & Glide Presented by Huawei Set for Sunday, Oct. 24

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2010) - The Sens Foundation announced today the Bell SENSational Ride & Glide, presented by Huawei, will take place at Scotiabank Place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Held in support of mental health, this new and unique event will see participants compete in a stationary bike challenge and skate on the ice at Scotiabank Place.

The first 60 riders who register and raise $500 will ride 30 minutes on a stationary bike in the team gym to accumulate as much distance as possible.

The first 375 gliders who register and raise $150 or more will have the opportunity to skate at Scotiabank Place for one hour and meet Sens players.

"The Sens Foundation is very pleased to launch this new, exciting event." said Danielle Robinson, president of the Sens Foundation. "One in five people will experience a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. It's important for us to continue to build awareness and help erase the stigma associated with mental illness."

"Mental health is something that's important to me and my family." said Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. "I am committed to changing the public's attitude towards mental illness and promoting action in our community. "

"Bell's new national mental health initiative is working to end the stigma surrounding mental health and improve access to care for those who suffer," said Gary Cameron, Bell's vice-president, Professional Services. "The Bell SENSational Ride & Glide is a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the most pervasive yet misunderstood and under-funded health concern in Canada."

The top 10 fundraisers in each group will be invited to a special V.I.P and media event. The top 10 riders will get to ride along side Alfredsson in team's gym and tour Scoptiabank Place with him. The top 10 gliders will also get a tour with Alfredsson.

The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health is the lead charitable partner in this new event. Charities that will receive support include the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre,University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.

For event registration and additional information, participants can visit the Sens Foundation website at www.sensfoundation.com

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