iClimb Surpasses Fundraising Goal

The United Way iClimb event at the WFCU Centre surpassed its fundraising goal.

The results of the day-long fundraiser have been released and $55,000 was collected.

That's $5,000 more than organizers had hoped for to help fund local mental health counselling and support programs.

The ninth year of the event also had the goal of raising awareness and ending the stigma of seeking mental health support.

The event drew a record number of participants with 32 schools, 30 workplace teams and 2,400 individuals taking part in the 1,000 step challenge.

United Way's Counselling and Supports strategy helped 2,275 people last year.