I'm excited to be joining thousands of walkers and runners across Canada in the first ever virtual Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ program, raising funds for the women’s mental health programs at Women's College Hospital - the wonderful, impactful, leading edge hospital where I have the privilege to work.
I've chosen to put together a team - not only because I work here and believe so wholeheartedly in the cause - but because i see and hear firsthand, every day, how invaluable the services of our mental healthcare team are. The clinicians, the social workers, the trauma counsellors, the psychiatrists, the professionals in Stella's Playroom (our daycare onsite so that patients with babies have care for their wee ones while the moms themselves receive care) and the researchers. Perhaps especially the researchers because all that knowledge then gets shared across the country and thousands more are helped.
So join me - join me on the 27th to raise funds for the largest program of its kind in Canada - let's support each other, let's support women across the country - let's join the movement to erase a stigma surrounding mental health, break down some barriers and have some fun.