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.
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 really thankful for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Both my brother and I have an autoimmune brain disease called PANDAS (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep), and ACH is where we go for help. Sometimes my brain isn’t working right and I need IVIG treatment to help my brain get better.
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!