First repsonders, media, and dignitaries braved the soggy weather and headed to Wineglass Ranch on Thursday to show their support for the new wellness centre being created for first responders. 

Located at Wineglass Ranch outside of Cochrane, a new First Responder PTSD Respite Centre launch is underway. On Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 an “Isolation Challenge” fundraising event will take place. Det. Wagman one of the lead organizers says, "The event will see several people isolate while raising money to fix up the old farm house." First responders will voluntarily self-isolate for two full days to demonstrate the loneliness that often characterizes PTSD. Event coordinators are hoping to raise $50,000 to give the old home a facelift. The home and land were generously donated by a local farming family.

Things started off Thursday with Media, the first responder community, and special guests, attending the formal launch of the new centre (yet to be named) with a dedication and prayers from former Tsuut’ina Chief Lee Crowchild. 

MLA for Airdrie-Cochrane, Peter Guthrie was on hand for the event. He says, "I think this is just tremendous for our community to be having a wellness clinic like this coming here. I know there is a great need for it and I am just looking forward to helping out any way I can."

91.5 Cochrane Now will be broadcasting all day Friday, May 22 from the ranch to support the fundraising event. 

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