Thank you, everyone!
While it looked a little different this year, the 2020 edition of the RBC Race for the Kids was a huge success! Thousands of people from all over the world came together for youth, with more than 1,000 people here in Alberta registered to run, walk and roll in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, which opens in late 2021.
Thanks to RBC, this amazing community, our vendors, volunteers and sponsors, we are very pleased to report that in four short years the RBC Race for the Kids in Calgary has raised more than $1 million! It’s an incredible show of support for the thousands of kids who will benefit from the Centre's vital services and programs for generations to come.
If you would like to be part of the movement to build the Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, you can. Visit buildthemup.ca today.
Would you still like to donate to RBC Race for the Kids? You can! Find the team or participant you want to support or donate directly to the race in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation here.
Good mental health starts at home: Tips from the experts
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All of us have had to endure many changes in our lives and routines recently. The disruptions to our ‘normal’ lives and schedules can make it difficult to maintain good fitness and nutrition habits, which contribute to mental health.
We asked RBC Olympians Meaghan Mikkelson Reid and Jackson Payne, as well as Dr. Carly McMorris of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, for tips and strategies all of us can incorporate into our daily lives to maintain good physical and mental health.
Work It Wednesday
Physical activity is scientifically proven to improve mental health. You can stay physically active at home with these tips from RBC Olympians and Team Canada gymnast Jackson Payne. Read more
Don’t Overthink It Thursday
It’s easy to feel overhwhelmed. Here are ways all of us can stay emotionally and mentally healthy with expert advice from Dr. Carly McMorris of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Read more
Feel Good Friday
The week can be long and both physically and emotionally exhausting. Take time to focus on being kind to yourself, your family, and other people in your life. Read more.
We are what we eat, and healthy foods play a big role in maintaining our mental health. Here are some tips from RBC Olympian and Team Canada hockey medalist Meaghan Mikkelson Reid to help you get your nutrition on track. Read more
Sunday was the last day for the RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids and we still want to see your race! Remember to tag Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation on Facebook and use the hashtag #RBCRacefortheKids on Twitter and Instagram!