JOIN RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
A virtual fitness challenge for all levels!
Challenge yourself to WALK, RUN, SWIM, or RIDE
this October and get active for foster children supported by Bridge for Smile.
SET your CHALLENGE
SET your DISTANCE
and start getting ACTIVE!
OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT
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Bridge for Smile (B4S) supports foster children in Japan who cannot depend on their parents to overcome disparities in “hope” and “security” and gain the courage to face the future.
Bridge for Smile works to help children living in foster homes become independent. Specifically, we hold seminars to help them prepare for living on their own while they are living in foster homes. And, we provide internship work opportunities to help them think about their future through work experience. We also provide ongoing volunteer support to help them feel secure after they leave the facility or foster home. B4S's operations are made possible by countless volunteers and corporate/organization fundraising partners.
RBC Race for the Kids is a flagship fundraising event for B4S. This year's donations will support one of the organization's representative programs called "Sudachi" (Leaving the Nest) - a program that B4S has run since its establishment. The program is supported by almost 200 volunteers, coming from varying age groups and occupations, and teaches 250 high school seniors annually through a series of 6 one-day seminars the basic skills for living independently. The seminars also provide an opportunity for the youths to find fellow peers with whom they can confide in after "leaving their nests".
RBC Race for the Kids, supporting youth charities around the world
Over the past decade, the RBC Race for the Kids series has grown to include 35 charitable events raising more than $74 million for local charity partners.
RBC is supporting virtual and live family fun runs all over the world in 2023. Please join a race close to you and help these amazing youth charities continue their important work.