RBC Race for the Kids, October 16-17, 2021
Supporting Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

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Running for youth mental health

The 2021 RBC Race for the Kids will be global and virtual on October 16-17 and we’re excited to have you join us!

Now is the perfect time to rally your team and boost those fundraising dollars! From October 5-13, Pembina will be matching all donations made up to $25,000 – so send out those emails and share your Race on social!

We’ll also have some fun prizes for our superstar fundraisers – one for the highest overall individual total and a little something for everyone on the team with the highest total, too! And for anyone who raises more than $500 you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of 5 great prizes!

The generosity shown by RBC, our sponsors and our community has been amazing, with more than $1.6M raised in just four short years in support of child and adolescent mental health. What an incredible show of support for thousands of kids every year that will also benefit generations to come.

THANKS TO OUR ADDITIONAL SPONSORS!

OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT

775

Runners signed up

$222,838

Funds Raised

1,279

Kms covered

We can all take steps toward better mental health for kids and families in our community. We invite you to join us as we work to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and raise funds for the vital supports that will help children and teens today and into the future.

A Global, Virtual, Family Fun Run Supporting Youth Charities Around the World

Since 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown to an exciting series of 17 charitable Races taking around the world, supporting kids and youth-focused causes. In total, 290,000+ participants have raised more than C$65 million.

In 2020, the series of in-person Races couldn’t happen so we pivoted to a global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to continue raising much-needed funds for our charity partners. Last year, over 33,000 participants from 120+ countries raised more than C$8.8 million!

Join us and participants from all around the globe to raise awareness and support for our 35 charity partners in 19 countries – and the young people they help during this challenging time.

Thank you for your support!

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70%

of mental health issues begin in childhood

1 in 5

Canadian children experience a diagnosable psychiatric concern

6,000

YOUTH IN CALGARY RECEIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT AND 900 ARE ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL ANNUALLY

Build Them Up!

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is proud to partner in the creation of a new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Together with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and our generous community, we are building a new and innovative Centre that is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2022!

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