UPDATE - Lane Closure Notice: 2014 RBC Run for the Kids 5km, 15 km and 25 km

Update: There will no longer be any lane closures on Finch Avenue between Almosa Drive and Yonge Street.

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The 2014 RBC Run for the Kids to support youth mental health gets underway this Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7 a.m. with some 7,000 participants lacing up to run and walk the race. The 2014 RBC Run for the Kids will result in lane closures in the following locations:

Rolling Lane Closures



Beecroft Road between Sheppard and Finch Avenue

7:15 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Finch Avenue between Dufferin Street and Beecroft Road

7:30 a.m.– 8:15 a.m.

Yonge Street between Finch Avenue and North York Blvd

7:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Finch Avenue between Beecroft Road and Yonge Street

7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


Vehicles will be allowed to cross at major intersections when deemed safe to do so by police officers on duty to ensure participant safety.

About RBC Run for the Kids

The RBC Run for the Kids will be held on Saturday September 20, 2014 at Mel Lastman Square and will consist of a 5km walk/run, 15km race and 25km race.

Sunnybrook and RBC have partnered together to host the event, which raises funds for the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook. This unique program helps families who have a young person (aged 13-26 years) suffering from a mental health issue and/or addiction find they help they need, regardless of institution.

The first annual RBC Run for the Kids, held last September, raised $1.2 million in support of the Family Navigation Project.

About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of health care for the 1.2 million patients the hospital cares for each year through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff and volunteers. An internationally recognized leader in research and education and a full affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguishes Sunnybrook as one of Canada's premier academic health sciences centres.

Sunnybrook specializes in caring for high-risk pregnancies, critically-ill newborns and adults, offering specialized rehabilitation and treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological and psychiatric disorders, orthopaedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries. The Hospital also has a unique and national leading program for the care of Canada's war veterans. For more information about how Sunnybrook is inventing the future of health care please visit us online at www.sunnybrook.ca.

About RBC

About RBC's Commitment to Community and Sustainability

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is Canada's largest bank and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 42 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is listed on the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC is one of Canada's Greenest Employers, and one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations.

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships, community investments and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships. Learn more at rbc.com/community-sustainability.

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SOURCE: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

For further information: For media enquiries, contact: Nadia Radovini, Communications Advisor, Sunnybrook, 416.480.4040 (or 416.671.9147 on event day), nadia.radovini@sunnybrook.ca


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