Kids Help Phone’s Walk so Kids Can Talk is May 7 at Aldergrove Regional Park.
It is one of several walks across Canada to benefit Kids Help Phone. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the walk gets underway, taking the Pepin Brook Trail, at 11 a.m
Last year, over 10,000 people registered to walk, raising over $3.5 million for the cause.
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people, offering free, bilingual, confidential and anonymous telephone and Live Chat counselling from professionally qualified staff. Much of the revenue needed to maintain this valuable service is raised through the annual walk.
“The Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is Kids Help Phone’s single largest annual fundraising event, enabling Kids Help Phone’s services to always be open for young people,” said Sharon Wood, president and CEO, Kids Help Phone. “Hundreds of young people in Canada reach out to us every day for counselling and information, seeking help and hope from a trusted ally. It is essential for our national charity to always be open for young people who need support in their moments of crisis or need – no matter where they are or what time it is. The walk is a day for communities across Canada to join together and demonstrate to young people that it’s okay to reach out, and that Kids Help Phone is there for them.”
For those who are interested in making a contribution or signing up for this year’s walk or signing up, visit walksokidscantalk.ca, and join the social conversation using #WalksoKidsCanTalk.