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THE CAMERON HARVEY MACHADO MEMORIAL FUND

Transforming Heartbreak into Action.

There was no limit to Cameron's acts of kindness.

Born with a gentle soul and infectious laugh, uplifting others came naturally to him.
The lives Cameron touched ranged from his friends and family who knew and loved him to those he met for just a moment but instantaneously brightened their day with his genuine warmth and immense sense of humour.

Behind his friendly charm, compassion for others, and tender ways, Cameron struggled with anxiety for years with only intermittent relief from medication. To the pain and disbelief of many, on July 4, 2020, as the pandemic raged on and mental health resources were limited, at just 25, Cameron lost his debilitating battle with mental health.

The Cameron Harvey Machado Fund was born of a deep passion to improve mental health awareness and availability of resources. Our loss will not be in vain - by sharing Cameron's story with pride we are working towards a future where those in need feel supported and encouraged to take that difficult step to ask for help.

 

Our mission is to transform heartbreak into action by:

  • Engaging the community and advocating for mental health advancement

  • Raising awareness, fostering understanding, and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health

  • Raising funds to support innovation in mental health resources and initiatives

We recognize that appearances can be deceiving, and mental health struggles often remain hidden. With family, friends, volunteers, and sponsors, we are committed to showing those struggling with mental health that they are not alone and to ensuring that no other families experience the heartbreak that is losing their Cameron.

The Sad Truth

12

DIE BY SUICIDE EACH DAY IN CANADA

4500

DIE BY SUICIDE EACH YEAR IN CANADA

3x

SUICIDE RATES ARE 3X HIGHER AMONGST MEN COMPARED TO WOMEN

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