The RBC Run for the Kids is in support of Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project, which supports youth struggling with mental health and addiction issues.
I have just registered to participate in a 5k to raise money for Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project.
Here is my personal blurb, which you will also find on my personal fundraising page:
A personal story about why I feel so strongly about this cause:
Personally, I have been fat for the majority of my teenage years and into my 20’s, and this has been a contributing factor in seriously negative self-image and struggling to feel confident doing everyday things. I have also recently been struggling with depression, which may possibly be seasonal affective disorder but has not been clinically diagnosed yet as I am trying out some things over the summer as reassessing with my doctor as I go. This has impacted my ability to stay on top of everyday goals and tasks and impacted every area of my life. This is also the first time I have actually written that I have been struggling with this in a public space, so…surprise! Aside from my own personal struggles, I know that many of my friends and family have had their own struggles, and I know how difficult it has been for them to find the help that they need. Because of all of this, and because of my recent fitness goal creation (shoutout to my sister for being the best motivational support) I want to raise at least $100 and I hope you’ll consider donating to help me out. Thanks for reading all of this!!