Salma Zaki

Sunnybrook

I am supporting the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook.

Charities need us more than ever and that is why I’ve signed up for the first-ever global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to raise much-needed funds for youth charities around the world.

Did you know as many as 1.2 million Canadian youths are struggling with mental illness? I was shocked to learn that 4 out of 5 of these young people aren’t receiving the care they need. On top of that, COVID-19 has been taking its toll on our youth. After more than a year of the pandemic, almost 7 out of 10 youth report a worsening of their emotional/mental health. These statistics made me realize there’s probably someone in my circle - and in yours - who’s living in pain.

I felt compelled to do something so I’m raising money for the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook, an innovative program that connects young people struggling with mental illness and addiction to the care they desperately need.

The Family Navigation Project is 100% funded by donations from caring people like you. Your donation through my fundraising page helps ensure that young people and their families find the mental health services they need.

I believe we all benefit when we help young people. When you make a donation through RBC Race for the Kids, you’re supporting a life-changing program that allows youth in our community to get help so they can reach their potential.

Thank you from me and all the RBC Race for the Kids participants and charities! #RBCRacefortheKids

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