Media advisory - Toronto walks together to support Kids Help Phone

- To RSVP please e-mail media@kidshelpphone.ca -

TORONTO, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - This Sunday, May 3, Torontonians will come together to raise much needed funds for kids emotional health and well-being when they take part in Kids Help Phone's 14th annual Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO.

As Kids Help Phone's only national fundraising event, the Walk raises funds to help keep the crucial, sometimes life-saving service available, for all young people in Canada.

Since 1989, over 7.1 million young people have reached out to Kids Help Phone in their time of need.

WHAT

Kids Help Phone's Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is a family friendly event, taking place in over 40 communities across Canada



WHEN

Sunday, May 3, 10:00 AM

Media availability at 10:30 AM



WHO

  • Nearly 2,000 local community members and 120 volunteers in support of Kids Help Phone
  • Sharon Wood, President and CEO, Kids Help Phone
  • Sarah Fisher, actor, singer-songwriter and Kids Help Phone Celebrity Ambassador
  • Tom Brown, CTV
  • Pooja Handa, CP24


WHERE

Woodbine Park

Coxwell and Lakeshore

Toronto, ON

M5T 1T1

About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for its expertise and continuous innovation as Canada's only 24/7 professional counselling and information service for young people. Since 1989, it has offered kids, teens, and young adults a critical lifeline of hope and support through its free, anonymous service, which research shows significantly improves youth mental health. Young people reach out to Kids Help Phone's counsellors from every corner of the country via phone, Live Chat, and web post, and also benefit from its database of 40,000 local youth-serving programs. Kids Help Phone's websites and Always There app, both widely recognized models of youth-focused design, offer therapeutic tools, games, information, and counselling. As an organization that speaks with young people every day, Kids Help Phone works to share their perspectives and improve their well-being on a societal level. Kids Help Phone raises the majority of its revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising; thanks to its generous donors, it can be there – always – for the 6.5 million young people in Canada between five and 20, in English and in French.

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SOURCE Kids Help Phone

For further information: Media contact: Jennifer Long, jennifer.long@kidshelpphone.ca, 416-988-5529

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