MLA Dr David Swann will attend and speak at the Calgary Strides of Hope Walk for World Schizophrenia Day:
Swann stated, “34,000 Albertans are diagnosed with schizophrenia. When you include their families it affects over 134,000 Albertans. We have to do more to support of these people by increasing funding for health care treatment and increasing access to community programs.”
The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta is hosting the World Schizophrenia Day Strides of Hope ceremony and walk at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza from 12:30 to 1:30 today.
Participants will be walking in six cities across the province (Calgary, Camrose, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer) to raise awareness and reduce stigma for those living with schizophrenia.
Dr Swann will be available for interviews at Olympic Plaza