Because 70% of mental health issues begin in childhood or adolescence, we are thrilled that Calgary's first-ever RBC Run for the Kids is supporting Child and Youth Mental Health in our community! This year's run will help improve Mental Health Literacy in schools. With earlier intervention, it's hoped that young people can get the help and support they need well before their concerns turn into crises.
In the same way children with physical illnesses deserve the very best care, so do young people with mental health concerns. I am so proud to work in a hospital that believes in healing a child's spirit as well as their bodies. And with your help, we can ensure that the physical and mental health of our children are both viewed through the same lens.
What better way to further show our pride in our Children's Hospital than to band together and help support this incredible cause. I am asking for donations of no more than $25 because I want to include as many friends as possible.