Stache it Away

My name is Vince Richard.

My fundraiser is to make a personal sacrifice to shave my moustache on May 6, 2021 for Mental Health Awareness, especially for Schizophrenia.

I am a true believer that there is HOPE for those suffering from Schizophrenia. I have lived with Schizophrenia since I was 19, and now I am 60 years old!   Unfortunately it has not been an easy journey to recovery for me during my last episode.  However I am a survivor! I have had 3 major setbacks and every setback is more debilitating than the previous. This recent event has caused me some serious mental cognitive synapse disorders which I have been able to overcome, and I am improving every day. I thank all the good people in this world for the good work they can do.

I am appalled when the news media depict people living with schizophernia as a threat to society. Perhaps some that aren't treated with proper medications, or don't have the basic needs to live, are very compromised in this regard.

There are good success stories to be told too and no one hears about these.  I am one of these success stories, and I would like to be a model for others.

As Lady Gaga said in her Grammy speech for the movie A Star Is Born "If you see someone that's hurting don't look away.  If you're hurting, even though it may be hard, try to find the bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody"

17 supporters view all

$850 raised of $6,000 goal

2 weeks, 4 days to go
Fundraiser Ends May 6, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
March 31, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Maryann And Emidio Martino Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $20.00
thank you Emidio and MaryAnn
Feb. 28, 2021, 9:05 p.m. Jon Maloy Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $40.00
A great looking guy either way. Hope you’re having a great year.
Jan. 24, 2021, 8:07 p.m. Jason Surendran Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $100.00
Keep raising awareness for a wonderful cause! You are doing great work.
Jan. 23, 2021, 12:20 a.m. Anonymous Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $20.00
Jan. 11, 2021, 12:14 p.m. Agnes Richard Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $20.00
So proud of you Vince and your efforts for mental health advocacy!
Jan. 5, 2021, 4:35 p.m. Anonymous Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $60.00
Dec. 29, 2020, 3:14 p.m. John Guzzi Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $50.00
You can do it. Keep up the good work friend.
Dec. 29, 2020, 1:51 p.m. Wolfgang Schnieber Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $40.00
Vince keep up the good work. Take care my friend.
Dec. 16, 2020, 12:05 a.m. Carmen Aprodu Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $100.00
Dec. 11, 2020, 7:39 p.m. Gabriele Wright Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $150.00
Vince, we really must see your ‘stache’ before & after! Thank you for your advocacy for those with schizophrenia. You ARE a role model!
Dec. 9, 2020, 1:33 p.m. Vince Richard Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $10.00
Let's Keep it Going!
Dec. 8, 2020, 5:33 p.m. Tom Kallsen Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $30.00
It's a shame to see it go but the cause is a good one. Stay strong and grow it back! Tom from the H.C.C.
Dec. 8, 2020, 3:57 p.m. Two Roads Inc. Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $50.00
All the best!
Dec. 7, 2020, 9:34 a.m. Tonya MacDonald Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $50.00
VInce, you are an inspiration! One day at a time, one kilometre after another on your bike and lots of hugs along the way. tonya
Dec. 6, 2020, 6:15 p.m. John Fitchie Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $50.00
Dec. 5, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Christy Varga Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $10.00
Thank you for sharing your story and increasing awareness!
Dec. 4, 2020, 9:26 p.m. Jessica Andress Institute for Advancements in Mental Health $50.00
Time to shave the stash dad!