Update - Tour Rescheduled to 2021
As the old Kenny Rogers song goes, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.”
These words quite accurately characterize the scenario that ultimately led me and Ginger to rescheduled our European ’Tracing the Steps 2020 Tour’, due to the coronavirus and its potential implications.
While I do appreciate and respect that some people are still pushing forward with their travel plans, I’ve made the choice to weather the storm and stay safe.
We are still in this predicament and there are as many interrogative sentences as there are declarative ones!
We currently have become professional hand washers and hand sanitizers. We looked warily at people sneezing or coughing. We avoided big crowds. We open doors with our sleeves and pushed buttons with our knuckles. Everyone seems to be following the news and advisories – but with all that said, we still had to postpone our PTSD cycling tour by one year.
I very much hope – for everyone’s sake – that the spread of the virus will somehow abate, that the crisis and its accompanying fear will lessen and that calm will follow the storm.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay tuned.
The Principal Mission of Our Global Tour is to Learn While Increasing Ptsd Awareness
While touring the Vatic Foundation will collect donations for educational grants. The donations collected will bolster the recovery and transition of a bedraggled life to one brimming with fulfilment, contingency, and appreciation.
What to Remember
After surviving a traumatic event, individuals have Ptsd like symptoms. For example, obsessive thoughts and replaying the trauma in their mind. They may also experience fear, anxiety, anger, depression, or even guilt. All are normal reactions. Getting help may impede normal stress reactions from progressing into Ptsd.
Support From The Community
As a nonprofit, the Vatic Foundation places confidence in communities and significant efficacy for all individuals who are living with Ptsd. Our community assistance seeks to guide survivors with an empathetic hand, emphasizing you no longer need to turn to unhealthy coping methods to recover - coping techniques which later in life can result in family and employment issues.
The Vatic Foundation is committed to helping trauma survivors to get back on their feet. Always remember, "you're never alone."
The Vatic Foundation is a nonprofit foundation on a 4-year awareness campaign around the world.
Stage 1 - Golden Tour was completed September 22, 2018
Stage 2 - Paws Across America finished August 11, 2019
Stage 3 - 2021 - Start date TBA (Europe - Middle East)
Stage 4 - TBA (Asia - Australia)
Stage 5 - TBA (Central/South America)
Continue to follow Brian Nadon and Ginger-Bella as they provide a face and for PTSD/Complex-Ptsd survivors who are sometimes struggling to understand; they're not alone.
Ginger-Bella and Brian Nadon completed the 7,850km Golden Tour PTSD awareness campaign across Canada on September 22, 2018! The PTSD cycling tour raised donations for our nonprofit to provide individuals with educational grants.
All we can provide is a thank-you to everyone who touched our hearts and spoke to us about their trauma, Complex-Ptsd, and Ptsd related injuries.
Thank you to all our new friends! Below is a link to the Global Nation News report on the completion of our ride.
Ginger-Bella and Brian Nadon completed 10,500 km Paws Across America Tour 10,500 km on August 11th, 2019!
Crisscrossing North America over the past year has presented numerous adventures, endless stories, and many tears. But the trauma ridden culture hidden within the American society is something we've learned from and will never forget.
Thank you to each person who embraced Ginger and Brian Nadon and assisted our nonprofit with funding/donations during the USA tour!
11,000 km’s - 24 States - A World of Gratitude
Our 2019 tour throughout the USA was more than a learning experience; it was an eye-opener. During the USA tour, we raised $8,500 in individual donations which will go towards educational grants.
What we do together, our message we share, the love we receive, the uniqueness of this tour was only possible because of you. Thank you to everyone who allows us to listen, learn, and offer our message to gain trust within a battered community. You make our world better by being you, and Ginger and Brian love you all.
A special thanks to everyone who donated in 2019 and to our key supporters Specialized Bicycles, Aeroplan, Airbnb, WTB, and Big Agnes.
Keep smiling! Brian
WE ALREADY CYCLED 8,000KM ACROSS CANADA
The Golden Tour awareness campaign to raise funding for educational grants, started June 5th, 2018, in Charlottetown, PEI and finished September 22nd, 2018, in Victoria, British Columbia. Together Brian Nadon and Ginger-Bella cycled 8,000 km.
The Golden Tour was one of the VATIC Foundation's primary fundraising and awareness campaigns.
During the tour, we raised $17,500.
With enough passion, a few million Golden paw prints, hard work, and your support, we will finish this world tour in 2021
Your contributions will enable us to support mental health and provide a means to end trauma-related illness through awareness, compassion, and cycling.
Cycling gives trauma survivors the ability to recover at their own pace.
Volunteers solely operate the Vatic Foundation.