I am proud to be participating in the first annual RBC Race for the Kids in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital on September 24. I will be hitting the pathways with hundreds of others in a run to support mental health initiatives for youth in Alberta.
Nearly 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable psychiatric concern - making mental health issues the single largest health problem facing young people in our country today. The Alberta Children's Hospital is working to get more children the help they need sooner and together we are raising funds to support mental health education and programs.
This cause is very near and dear to my heart as I work in child and adolescent mental health at both Alberta Children's and Foothills Hospitals as a pharmacist. We still have a lot of work to do in the research and treatment of mental illness.
Your generosity helps support life-changing programs and research to better understand mental health conditions so that kids in Alberta receive the best possible care.
I'm asking you to take action and support our fundraising efforts! Click the link to donate and show your support! You can donate a gift of money or join the team! Our team name is "HAPPY PHARMILY RUNNERS". Each participant will receive all-day admission to Heritage park. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier.
Welcome & Check-in: 7:00a.m. - 8:00a.m.
(Pre-race package pick up times and locations to be confirmed)
5K Family Fun Run: 8:00a.m. along the pathways of Glenmore Reservoir
1K Kids Dash: 9:00a.m. inside Heritage Park Historical Village
Pancake Brunch and Prizing: 9:30a.m. inside Heritage Park Historical Village
All registrants receive free parking in the main lot at Heritage Park. You will need to register your vehicle at the paystation.
Promo code will be provided to you before race day