The Borderline Walk 2017

Who will be there      |      Videos and pictures about the walk      |      In the News      |      FAQ


Join the 5th Annual Borderline 5km Walk Sunday May 28, 2017 and help raise awareness about Emotion Dysregulation.

The walk is a symphony of families, people with lived experience, mental health providers, organizations, entertainers, mindfulness practitioners and educators. This year's walk will include mental health practitioners from the U.S. and Canada.

To register simply click on "Register" button below:


Walk Day Schedule:

  9:00 am:  Registration Begins - Arrive Early!
10:00 am:  KickOff Ceremonies
10:30 am:  Official Walk Start


  • Mindfulness walk over iconic Humber Bay Arch Bridge
  • Photo Station
  • Speaker corner - record testimonial of your walk
  • Memories board
  • Passport Stations - collect passport activity stamps for a prize!
  • Beach meditation

12:00 pm:  Walk ends

The walk is 5k long and should take between 45-60 minutes depending on your pace. However, no pressure, if you can walk the full 5k great! If not then walk whatever distance you feel comfortable with and enjoy the day! You can even run the distance if you like!


The walk will take place on the boardwalk at historic Sunnyside Beach along the shores of Lake Ontario. For location details and map please see Event Information page.

Registration costs:

Until May 7, 2017 - $25 per walker
By May 27, 2017 - $30 per walker
Walk in (on day of walk) - $35 per walker
A student discount of $5 applies to all of the above 

Early Bird All those who register by May 7 will be entered in the early bird draw prize.

Our Fundraising Goal:




NOTE: The top 2 fundraising individuals and the captains of the top 2 fundraising teams will win 2 tickets each for the evening Dinner Reception with walk special guests Dr. Alan E. Fruzzetti,  Dr. Perry Hoffman and Preston Thompson.  The dinner will take place at The Weston Golf & Country Club on Sunday, May 28th.  To qualify, all donations (online and offline) must be received by 6pm on Saturday, May 27th.  The 2017 winners will be announced at the walk!  Good luck!

Come out and support our cause!

Our mission is to lead a mental health transformation by promoting awareness for the need of early prevention, recognition, timely intervention and access to affordable treatment of individuals with emotion dysregulation.

Through our efforts, we will bring positive changes to promote individual resiliency and a more supportive environment for those impacted by emotion dysregulation.

For more details on the work and activities of the Sashbear Foundation, please view our website at

Can't make it to the walk? you can still support the cause by donating or pledging a participant or team!

For participants that would like to collect offline pledges please use the offline pledge form below.

Who will be there

Our kick off ceremonies will start at 10:00 am and include special guests:

Alan Fruzzetti, PhD, - Program Director of McLean 3East Intensive Program and Director of Family Services for 3East Continuum, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Perry Hoffman, PhD. - President and co-founder of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)

Preston Thompson - CEO of Behavioral Tech and Executive Director of The Linehan Institute

R. Shelley - who will sing a new song written for this year's walk

Also in attendance will be:

Olympians Heather and Brittany MacLean

Pat Healy - Sasha Menu Courey's heart recipient

Dr. Marilyn Korzekwa - Psychiatrist specializing in BPD and work record holder long distance swimmer

Help us promote this year's walk by sharing this flyer




Video and pictures from Borderline Walk

Here is a great video by cinematographer Jared Lorenz who captured so beautifully the spirit of the walk in this video entitled "Save Your Life" from the title song of the same name by R. Shelley:

And here are a few links to pictures from last year's walk. Just click on the images below:



The Borderline Walk in the news...

The Borderline Walk has been covered extensively by the media including The Toronto Star, TV coverage on CBC The National and on CTV's W5 "Emotional Rescue" episode as well as Toronto local TV news.

Most recently, Sashbear"s Family Connections program was in metro morning radio show and in the following CBC news article


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create or join a fundraising team?
You can create a fundraising team when you register.  Just register as Team Walker and select "Create" or "Join" team.

I already registered. Can I still join a fundraising team?
No worries.  You can join a fundraising team even after you have registered as an individual walker.  Simply login using the username and password you setup when you registered.  Once logged in click on your name and select the "Group Management" dropdown menu option.  From there you can search for a team and join.

I already registered. Can I still create a fundraising team?
You cannot create a new team after you have registered.  However you can ask someone that has not yet registered and would like to part of your team to register and create the team for you. If that's not possible please send us an email at and we can create the team for you.  In the email just tell us the name of your team and who should be the captain, then we will reply back to you once the team has been created.

How do I add a cash or cheque pledge to my fundraising page?
For cheque or money order donations you can mail cheque or money order payable to The Sashbear Foundation at 25 Hartfield Rd, Etobicoke, ON, M9A 3C8 and indicate which team or member is being pledged. For donations/pledges over $10, please include full name and address of the individual making the donation to allow tax receipt to be issued. Alternatively, you can bring cheques and/or money order pledges on the day of the walk. Cash donations will only be processed on the day of the walk. Please bring an envelope with your cash or pledge donations to the registration table on the day of the walk and include the fully printed name and address of each person making pledges and the amount of the pledge - Thank You!

Can I get a tax receipt for my donation/pledge?
Yes. The Sashbear Foundation is a Canadian registered charity under registration number 8233 90042 RR0001. Tax receipts will be given for donations/pledges over $10.

I don't have a PayPal account, can I pay using my Credit Card?
Yes, PayPal allows payment directly from a Credit Card even if you don't have a PayPal account. Once you are redirected to PayPal simply click on the option "Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit" and you will be directed to a page where you can enter your credit card info and pay. Please see screens below:

Select the only option available under "Payment Type" upon checkout:

Then, once you are redirected to PayPal, press 'Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit" in PayPal screen (and then proceed to enter card info):

If you have any other questions please send us an email at

Happy fundraising!!

The Sashbear Team


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