Media Advisory - Photo Opportunity - Go Further for Youth Mental Health with the 3rd Annual RBC Run for the Kids!

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Over 8,000 people are expected on Saturday, September 19 at Mel Lastman Square to participate in a 5 km walk/run, 7 km run or 15 km run, in support of youth struggling with mental health and addictions. The 2015 event is sold out and marks the third year for the RBC Run for the Kids which raises funds for the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre's Family Navigation Project, a program that helps youth aged 13-26 and their families find the specialized mental health and addiction services they need.  


Saturday, September 19, 2015

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Mel Lastman Square

5100 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

Photo/interview opportunities include:




8:50 – 9:05 a.m.

Photo Op: 5K start

Interviews to follow

· Dave McKay, President and CEO, RBC

· Dr. Barry McLellan, President and CEO, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

· Dr. Anthony Levitt, Medical Director, Family Navigation Project and Chief, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

· RBC Olympians Jason Burnett (Silver medal in trampoline gymnastics), Samuel Effah (100m and 200m sprinter) Jayna Hefford (Gold medal in hockey) and Kevin Rempel (Bronze medal in sledge hockey)

· Kendra Fisher, former member of Team Canada's Hockey program

9:10 a.m.

Photo Op:

5,000 participants at the 5K starting line

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Photo Op:

RBC executives and Sunnybrook senior leadership handing out medals at the finish line

10:20 a.m.

Photo Op:

RBC Olympians and athletes playing with kids in Play Zone

SOURCE Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

For further information: For additional information or to confirm attendance/interviews, please contact: Nadia Radovini, Communications Advisor, Sunnybrook, 416-480-4040 (416-671-9147 on event day),; Lia McKay, Stellick Marketing Communications, 416-603-9452 x 304 (416-738-4322 on event day),; André C. Roberts, RBC Brand and Corporate Citizenship Communications, 416-313-7436 (647-535-6574 on event day),


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