Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation is a proud partner in this year's virtual RBC Race for the Kids in Saskatchewan. Your support will help fund the Saskatchewan Tele-Help therapy program, providing Saskatchewan children struggling with anxiety and behaviour challenges, virtual evidence based care while they are on an 18 to 24 month wait list, giving them access to care and hope for a brighter future today. Children and youth are facing a mental health crisis. It's up to all of us to work together to help them NOW! Give generously by supporting Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation and Saskatchewan children and families.
OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT
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Twenty percent of Canadian youth are affected by mental illness, but only one in five receive the services they need. Madeline's first year of high school was rocky. The pressures of social life and the stress of falling behind in school were mounting. She tried to hide it, but it all became too much for her to handle. That’s when she felt she had reached her breaking point.
“It felt like the glass underneath me shattering,” Madeline explained and in January 2020, it led her to the point of attempting suicide. “I don’t want anyone to feel the type of pain I felt that night. It felt so draining. I felt so much pain all over my body and into my chest.” The next day, Madeline saw a mental health intake professional to make an at-home plan, but she said didn’t find much comfort in the experience. Madeline found help and support through her family and friends, while waiting to see a professional, but the wait is too long.
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.
OF SASK'S POPULATION IS KIDS. NOW THAT JIM PATTISON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IS OPEN, WE'RE WORKING HARD TO ENSURE OUR PROVINCE'S CHILDREN HAVE ALL THAT THEY NEED, INCLUDING CRITICAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE.
$1000 PER CHILD
COST TO ACCESS THE TELE-HELP THERAPY PROGRAM. In Saskatoon alone, there are over 800 children waiting to be seen by a child psychiatrist.
You can be the hero.
Every miracle that happens at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is because of you. Because of your support. Because of your belief in giving Saskatchewan kids the very best in treatment options right here at home. Every day, our pediatric medical teams make a difference in the lives of kids by finding new treatments, and giving families hope for a better future.
Your support of Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation means everything.