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Marathon Hockey Star Drops The Gloves In Fight for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Written by admin on 26 February 2014

Marathon’s Anna-Rose Bertin is part of a wonderful co-ed collaboration of 80 young athletes, from 11 countries, all skating for the cause of hope in a music video for Mental Health wrapped in a tribute to hockey and Canada’s late folk hero, musician/songwriter Stompin’ Tom Connors (February 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013).
 
Following the outstanding human gestures of Canadian Olympic athletes at Sochi, a little-known Canadian artist and grieving father has stepped up with his own gesture of peace and hope for those suffering with mental health illness in Canada and worldwide.  Larry Pegg has created a unique Hockey-meets-Mental-Health music video called Don’t Stop Stompin’ sharing a message of hope through hockey. The original release of the video on Valentine’s Day reached more than 40k views before being replaced by the updated version which includes credits and information regarding the ‘Hockey Project’. The song carries a message of love and finding the strength to “Never give up on LIFE” while also paying tribute to the late Stompin’ Tom Connors, our internationally loved, canadian hockey-song hero.

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