MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Step forward for Youth Mental Health with the 4th Annual RBC Race for the Kids!

TORONTO, Sept.  14, 2016 /CNW/ - Over 8,400 people are expected on Saturday, September 17 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 2016 event is now sold out!  This marks the fourth year for the RBC Race for the Kids Toronto, which raises funds for the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook, a program that helps youth aged 13-26 and their families find the specialized mental health and addiction services they need.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Mel Lastman Square

5100 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON


Photo/interview opportunities include:




8:35– 8:45

Photo Op: 5K start

Interviews to follow

  • Dave McKay, President and CEO, RBC
  • Patti Shugart, Managing Director and Head, Corporate Banking
    & Global Credit, RBC Capital Markets and Executive Champion,
    RBC Race for the Kids
  • 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 Samuel Effah (100m and 200m sprinter), Tyler
    McGregor (sledge hockey), Kevin Rempel (Bronze medal in
    sledge hockey) and Sarah Wells (400m hurdles)

8:45 a.m.

Photo Op:

5,000 participants at the 5K starting line

9:00 a.m. –
9:30 a.m.

Photo Op:

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

9:45 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),; Caroline De Silva, Argyle Public Relations, 416-968-7311 x 231 (416-898-4361 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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