The Journey For Hope walk held in Winnipeg supports the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society and its free programs and services. Flin Flon’s Ray Berg is now going door to door in our community to collect pledges to support the walk. He explains he’s schizophrenic and the Schizophrenia Society helps about 20 thousand Manitobans who either have schizophrenia or related somehow to someone who does have schizophrenia problems. He says he had a girl friend who is paranoid schizophrenic and she was doing the walk and she asked him to help out going door to door in Winnipeg and one year he collected 28 hundred in pledges and up here last year he gained 46 hundred in pledges and the year before that he gained 42 hundred.
Berg’s goal this year is 5 thousand dollars. He notes anyone pledging 20 dollars or more will get a tax receipt from the Schizophrenia Society. The Journey For Hope takes place Saturday, September 15th in Winnipeg.