Walk So Kids Can Talk: Fundraiser for Kids-Help Phone

by John McKiggan

The Kids Help Phone is a non-profit organization that provides a telephone counselling service to youth 24 hours a day, 365 day a year.

Kids Help Phone provides support to youth suffering from a variety of problems including abuse, bullying, suicide, depression and online issues like cyberbullying.

Kids Help Phone doesn’t receive any core government funding and relies entirely on the support of individual donations and corporate sponsors.

Did you know?

* 87% of students in grades 8-10 reported witnessing bullying in the past year.

* On average at least one student in every class suffers from an anxiety disorder.

* Researchers have found up to 24% of youth experience at least episode of clinical depression before they turn 18.

* 20% of students report avoiding school due to fear of bullying.

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 volunteers from across the country will be walking to support The Kids Help Phone.

I am proud to support this worthy cause, and I hope you will too. If you want to volunteer, donate or just get more information, you can go to www.walksokidscantalk.ca.

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