OFM to host virtual race in support of mental health

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In support of mental health, OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, will be joining hands with Mondia Health and Wellness Centres for the “Let’s Move virtual race”.

According to OFM Marketing Manager, Lindiwe Mtwentula, mental illness and the stigma surrounding it is a critical issue in SA. “This year has been particularly rough on all of us and has had a severe effect on those with mental health issues. Science has proved that regular exercise can have an incredibly positive impact on mental illness. It also relieves stress, improves memory and boosts overall mood.  What better way to get moving than with the sound of your life!” said Mtwentula.

You can take part in the Let’s Move virtual run by running, walking or cycling your own 5 or 10 kilometre route anywhere between 06:00 and 18:00 on 14 November 2020. All proceeds will go towards the South African Depression and Anxiety Group. Register your activity for R100 on the OFM website at www.ofm.co.za before 9 November and receive a branded T-shirt to wear during your activity.

As always, OFM listeners stand a chance to win if they join the challenge!  Snap a selfie in your branded Let’s Move T-shirt while participating in the event, share on social media with the hashtag ‘Let’s Move’, tag OFM on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and be entered into a lucky draw where one lucky listener could win R5 000 for themselves and R5 000 for their favourite charity.

The virtual race is hosted in collaboration with Mondia Health and Wellness with centres in Bloemfontein, Bethlehem and Vereeniging.  They provide care and treatment to people with psychiatric, psychological and addiction challenges.  The beneficiary of the proceeds of the race, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country.

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