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article imageCharlie Sheen 'bi-winning' for Toronto bipolar awareness march Special

By Andrew Moran     Apr 15, 2011 in Entertainment
Toronto - Just hours before his Friday night "Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour" show at Toronto's Massey Hall, Charlie Sheen sent the social media landscape abuzz by announcing a bipolar disorder awareness march from his hotel to the venue.
It was reported this week that Academy Award winning actress Catherine Zeta Jones was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder – described as hypomania but at a lower level – and was receiving treatment from top mental illness experts.
Some are speculating that due to Michael Douglas’ intensive cancer treatment, this was a key trigger symptom for her mental illness, which some are stating has diminished the societal stigma of mental illness.
On Friday afternoon, only hours before his second show in Toronto, Charlie Sheen posted a Facebook and a Tweet stating: “Bipolar Awareness Walk!! Come join me at 6pm and walk with me from The Ritz Carlton to Massey Hall..! Show your support..!! #BIWINNING ybw.”
Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Riz Carlton hotel in downtown Toronto waiting to see the man who has dominated entertainment headlines, and to march with the “warlock” for a good cause. Although the designated march did not begin until about 6:45 p.m., fans were happy to see the actor.
Chants of “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!” “Sheenius” and “Warlock” filled the immediate vicinity. Fans also carried Canadian marijuana flags – some even going as far as lighting up marijuana – and a sign calling for Sheen to become the next Prime Minister of Canada.
Actor Charlie Sheen was the organizer of a  Bipolar Awareness Walk  in Toronto
Actor Charlie Sheen was the organizer of a 'Bipolar Awareness Walk' in Toronto
“I was called bipolar. You guys, I’m bi-winning right? I’m not sure what the f--- bipolar even means . . . it’s a psychiatric opinion, which means that to me it’s rooted in judgment,” said Sheen, sporting a Toronto Maple Leafs t-shirt and a toque holding a cigarette. “Therefore we’re going to take this walk and we’re going to donate the money to the people who need it.
Following his brief speech, Sheen urged people to donate a minimum of $1 to join the “epic” walk. “To join this walk you gotta donate a minimum of one dollar,” shouted Sheen, who noted he did not have a megaphone. “Donate whatever you want.”
The money will go to the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder based in Calgary, Alberta. Furthermore, Sheen has promised to match all donations made to the charity through CanadaHelps.org.
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