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Clara Hughes, national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk
Bell's fourth annual 'Let's Talk' day saw tens of thousands of Canadians and others around the world take part in a conversation aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues.
A total of 109,451,719 tweets, texts, Facebook shares, and calls were made during the day-long event Tuesday.
More than three million tweets with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk were sent throughout the day, making it the number one Twitter trend in Canada, and number three worldwide.
Bell Canada donates five cents for each message, bringing the fundraising total to $5,472,586.
The money will go towards Canadian mental health programs.
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Storified by CTVNews.ca· Tue, Jan 28 2014 18:32:56
Gov. Gen. David Johnston issued a statement Tuesday toexpress his support for the campaign. “We believe that the Bell Let’s Talk Dayinitiative is a great way to help raise awareness about mental health and bringabout positive change in Canadians’ homes and workplaces,” Johnston wrote.