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Lethbridge Police officer holding “pull up” marathon for mental health

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A member of the Lethbridge Police Service is tackling a physical challenge in an attempt to bring awareness to mental health services.

Starting on Saturday October 9th, Terry Fieguth will try to do as many pull ups as he can over a 24 hour period to raise money for First Responder mental health through the Legacy Place Society.

The LPS K9 handler says the job can definitely take a toll.

“Physical health is important, but mental health at the end of the day is the ultimate thing,” says Fieguth. “If you’re now OK and 100% yourself how can you be expected to be there and be the best that you can be for everybody else. So to me, mental health is the biggest thing and the biggest challenge right now.”

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Fieguth will be live streaming his pull up marathon start at 10:00 am Saturday and last through 10:00 am Sunday, which happens to be Mental Health Day. You can follow his progress and make a donation here: Terry’s Pull Up Marathon for Mental Health 

How many pull ups he he planning to do over those 24 hours? Well, his goal would be to get as close to 4,000 as he can.

Fieguth says he has always used fitness as a mechanism to improve his own mental health and is a true believer in the strength it can bring.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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