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.
RBC Race for the Kids is a flagship fundraising event for B4S. All donations raised will help support B4S's youth programs.
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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.
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.