Move it for Young Minds
September 22, 2018
Move-It for Young Minds (MFYM) is a charity event in support of children and youth who are living with mental health challenges. Right now, an estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness, but less than 20 per cent will receive appropriate treatment (Mental Health Commission of Canada).
Our community’s support contributes to the efforts RVH is making to address mental health challenges with the 8-bed unit that is expected to receive 3,000 patients visits this year. These services are offered to youth ages 8-17, but has helped children as young as 7. RVH has partnered with the Simcoe County District School Board and will have a teacher onsite during the 2018-19’ school year to ensure patients don’t fall behind in their studies. Since 2015, the health centre has also operated a regional Urgent Consult Clinic in its Emergency department to identify and assess youth at risk. This is the only unit of its kind in Simcoe County and with our help, it will allow for improved awareness and resources for the unit.
September 22, 2018 from 10:00-2pm: 5th Annual MFYM event.
Bring your family out for this unique event that includes exercise challenge stations scattered throughout the beautiful Tyndale Park on Barrie’s Waterfront. People of all ages and abilities are invited to join this very important cause.
Our goal is to have a minimum of 200 participants and to raise over $10,000.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to RVH to help the new children and youth mental health 8 bed inpatient unit.
-Tickets are $25 dollars which includes snack, drink and many opportunities to win great prizes!
Kids under 18 FREE.
Proceeds support the Child and Youth Mental Health Inpatient Unit at RVH
Tickets are available by clicking the "Tickets" button on the left side of this page. Not able to make it but still want to help? Please consider making a donation today by clicking the General Donation tab on the left of this page.