I am proud to be participating in the third annual RBC Race for the Kids in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital on Sunday, September 22. I will be hitting the pathways around the Glenmore Reservoir with hundreds of others in a fun family run to support child and adolescent mental health initiatives.
I am raising money to help kids like my sister, Evelyn. Last year, she was diagnosed with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep). Evelyn got treatment at Alberta Children's Hospital, and is doing much better now!
Mental health issues are the single largest health problem facing young people in Canada today, and 70% of them start in childhood. The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is working with AHS to build a new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health that will help young people and their families better identify and manage challenges before they escalate into crises that require hospitalization.
I’m hoping you will support my fundraising efforts by making a donation! Together, we can Build the Centre, and Build Them Up!
Thank you in advance for your generous gift. I will keep you updated on my progress, and if you're encouraged by my efforts, please feel free to register and join me!