Stomping out the stigma of mental illness with Sparta Stomp 2022

Claresholm is home to one of the only drop-in club houses in southern Alberta dedicated to people struggling with mental health issues. And for the first time in two years a fundraising 5K walk will be held in-person to support Sparta House.

The event, called Sparta Stomp, hopes to raise awareness for mental health and to stomp out many of the stigmas attached to it. The event will be held Saturday, May 7th in Claresholm, AB. You can register in person the day of the event just outside Sparta House located at 4621 2nd Street West, Claresholm.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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